Opening night. Rhonda Richley's Bare Naked Trees

ARTIST NEWS - 2019

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Recently completed and available for sale. Gallery framed 28 x 22" original oil on linen.

​                       Chorus Line.



Sold at a recent art show was this 16 x 20" original oil titled After the Storm. The painting will make its new home in New England. 

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The Cayuse


22 x 28" oil on linen.  Part Arab, part Spanish Barb, these sure-footed, sturdy ancestors to today's wild Mustangs were highly prized by the Native American tribes who made their home on the vast plains.

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From the artist - Below are a few of the latest paintings from my new collection of American wildlife. Big horn sheep, coyote, cougar, mule deer, owls and water birds,  mustangs and wolves will be some of the animals depicted.  The completed collection is scheduled for exhibition in Jackson, Wyoming.

2019 is turning out to be an inspiring year.


The year began with an invitation to take over the position of President of the Royal Highlands artist group. With much support, we have come a long way in a short time. First, we have a new name. I initially asked for suggestions on what to call our reorganized group of 'artistic souls.' Someone kindly pointed out 'Artistic Souls' was perfect, and so we are.


Second, we organized and presented a very successful Art Expo in March, featuring 25 artisans in mixed genre. The exhibition was open to the public and well attended. Plans for our 2020 Art Expo include an evening social gala followed by the Saturday exhibition. This show, to date, is already more than half filled. 

The year so far has presented two exhibition opportunities with my artist Daughter, Michele Ann Lacy. The first, at the Orlando Museum of Art June First Thursday exhibit, "Indigenous Futurism" and featured  Michele's stunning mixed medium portrait titled, "Nina Panamanian" together with my portrait of a Navajo storyteller titled, "The Elder."


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J. LACY COUGHLAN

Handcrafted Quality

ARTIST NEWS - 2018

Two weeks later, our Mother and Daughter duo, together with assistance of artist Eugenie Rojas Garcias, did a body paint on model Leslie Logue-Vapons for the 2nd Annual Alive show held at the newly renovated City Arts Factory in downtown Orlando FL. The theme of our body art was rebirth. Beginning on our model's back was death, represented by a figure turned into stone and crumbling back into the earth to nurture in turn, the delicate pinks and queen Anne lace flowers growing up her legs. Above the stone figure, is their heart, now silent, but from which has emerged their soul, represented by a phoenix. On our model's front are painted traditional symbols of rebirth and life, represented by unicorns, orbs and butterflies.  


​Michele also did a painting of a peacock, "Beauty Multiplied," for the Alive show. 

Low Country Bound 


22 x 28" oil on linen depiction of five Rocky Mountain Bighorn rams.

Gallery Show Project

Every once in a while I get the pleasure of working with my Daughter, Michele Ann Lacy, on a fun artistic project. Shown, are the four dryad models we, together with artist, Doreen Lazzano, body-painted for Rhonda Richley's Bare Naked Trees show at City Arts Factory, Orlando FL.


Michele designed the fabulous headdresses our models are wearing, while I created their  complimentary, flowing skirts.