Western Pennsylvania native, J. Lacy Coughlan began sketching and painting the animals and country roads, fields and orchards that surrounded her at a very young age.  While in high school, an art teacher entered one of her projects into a student exhibition. The piece won Best of Show.  After graduation, she continued formal studies in fine art, in addition to attending workshops and mentoring with contemporaries whose work she admired. 

Jeannie's preferred medium is traditional oils. She works in layers of colors, first applying a base under-painting, sometimes two, in contrasting hues before actually beginning a piece.  Wildlife and nature are her main focus, but occasionally she delves into surreal images. Both the
 artist and her writer / photographer husband, William Delorey, are avid travelers and she often works from photographs or the inspiration of a legend chanced upon during one of their trips. As a result, many of her paintings have an engaging story behind them. 

Design, fabric arts and creative writing are among the artist's many interests. She finds it emotionally rewarding to step away from the easel to needle-paint a scenic quilt block, craft the floral bouquets for a bridal party, or decorate a community center for the Holidays. As for writing... much of her thirty-plus year corporate career was spent as a communications specialist and copywriter. It seemed only natural to apply that experience, together with her journalism studies, toward creative writing. Jeannie has several Indy published books available on Amazon and is currently working on a murder mystery manuscript.

Appreciative of the modest success she has achieved, Jeannie 

firmly believes in giving back, and donates both her time and

creative works to charitable events benefiting local medical

centers and children's programs. It has been these community

service opportunities that she holds most dear.  The three award

-winning Red Wagon floats her creative team designed to help

raise monies in support of Jacksonville Wolfson's Children's

Hospital was one such event that according to the artist, "were 

fun projects for a very wonderful  cause."​​

​About the Artist

Shown above - Sawgrass, Everglades NP, Florida


Jeannie was featured in the Local Talent section of the July 2022 Lake / Sumpter County Style Magazine.  A member of several art leagues and organizations, including the highly esteemed Oil Painters of America, she is President of her community artisan club and Chair of the annual 4th of July and Winter Celebration of the Arts Expos.

The artist and her husband make their home in Central Florida where she teaches open studio oil painting, paper collage, basic elements of layout and design and other artistic related workshops. She also provides estate artwork evaluations and show judging services. 


Artist - Designer J Lacy Coughlan with two of her

Red Wagon character creations,

Big Bird and Oscar.


Lake - Sumpter Style Magazine July 2022

Local Talent