Lucy Cannon-Neel

Nulhegan Band of the Coosuk Abenaki Nation

Juried Artist since 2017
Image of Lucy Cannon Neel.
Lucy Cannon-Neel

Lucy Cannon-Neel is a citizen of the Nulhegan Tribe in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. She has served on the Vermont Commission on Native American Affairs (VCNAA) for five years, four of which she served as the Chairperson of VCNAA.

As the Education Coordinator the Title VI, Indian Education Grant for the Nulhegan Abenaki Tribe, she provides programs for elementary schools, high schools, and colleges, and she has created the Nulhegan Youth Drummers because she believes that teaching Native American culture to the youth is very important.

Lucy enjoys painting in all mediums, enjoys pottery and many other crafts. She currently has paintings on exhibit at Holland Town office, and her art has been exhibited at T.W. Wood Gallery in Montpelier, Derby Line Days, and other venues .

As a Certified School Nurse Lucy obtained her nursing degree from the University of South Florida, she has worked in the Emergency Room, Intensive Care Units, dialysis unit, school nurse and served as Mayor of Zolfo Springs Florida.

Artist Statement

I have been painting and studying art over the past decade or so.  I have been fortunate to work with Bea Nelson and other artists over the years.  Painting, I find, softens the soul.  It is a peaceful time for me.  The outside forces just wither away and I’m focused on the project at hand.  It is my happy place.  I find I am in tune to the depths and shapes and colors of the forest, plants and animals and in trying to get their likenesses challenging.

Contact

Phone (802) 779-7015

Email: misslucyn@gmail.com

Exhibits

  • Derby Lines Day, Derby, VT
  • Holland Town Office
  • T.W. Wood Gallery, Montpelier, VT
  • Veterans Administration Hospital Infusion Center Display

Affiliations

  • Title VI Education Coordinator
  • Vermont Abenaki Artists Association
  • Vermont Commission of Native American Affairs, Chairperson 2016-2017