Working primarily in pastel, Vicki Lueb is best known for her paintings of the marshes and rivers of the Gulf Coast region. “This (subject) resonates with me more than any other. The wetlands are our heritage but, unfortunately, they are disappearing at an alarming rate. In my paintings, I hope to capture some of the beauty, serenity, and glory of these wild places. And wetlands make great subject matter because, depending upon the weather conditions and time of day, the same area can appear peaceful and serene one minute and mysterious, or even ominous, the next. It is endlessly fascinating.”
Having no formal education in art, Vicki does not refer to herself as “self-taught”. Rather, she considers her education in art to be self-directed. Like any dedicated student of the arts, she studies composition, color theory, etc., via myriad resources that are available to today’s artists. She has attended numerous workshops with nationally known artists.
After graduating from the University of Southern Mississippi with a degree in Computer Science, Lueb lived and worked in New Orleans for 20+ years before returning to Mississippi in 2005. She has studied with Stephanie Birdsall, Lyn Asselta, Alan Flatmann and others.
Vicki is a member of the Pastel Society of Mississippi and is co-founder of the South Mississippi Pastel Society. She also a Signature Member of the Degas Pastel Society, a member of the Southeastern Pastel Society. Her work has been juried into various exhibitions and includes a ‘People’s Choice Award’. Her work is on display in Bay St. Louis at Gallery 220, Behold Gallery and Pacesetter Gallery.
She has received the Pastel Society of Mississippi, 2022 Member Exhibition at Pacesetter Gallery(First Place, Third Place), 50th Annual Ocean Springs Art Association Exhibit (Susie Greene Memorial Award of Excellence), Degas Pastel Society’s 21st Biennial Juried Members Exhibit (Honorable Mention), City of Waveland Pastel Exhibit (People's Choice Award), 2018 Bay St. Louis Invitational Exhibit, Arts Alive Inaugural Juried Show, Bay St. Louis
In 2023, she received the Award of Excellence-23rd Biennial Degas Pastel Society Members Exhibition, 2023 Award of Excellence 53rd Ocean Springs Art Association Exhibition, and 1st Place-Pass Christian Art Association Annual Exhibit.