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Margi Lucena: Rest in Peace

10 Sep 2022 12:00 PM | Admin PAPNM (Administrator)

From Natasha Isenhour on Sept 1:

Yesterday my heart had to say farewell to one of the greatest people I have ever known.  We traveled together, painted together and shared secrets we never imagined sharing with anyone.  We commented repeatedly that we had never had a friend like the other, and it was true.   The world won’t be the same without her in it. 

Margi Lucena was a private person but her Art spoke loud and clear. She never painted a “thing.”  Instead, she gave you a load of emotion you could feel in your bones. That is a gift people, and not one that can be learned. 

We would drive down the road in tears over music on the radio during the 1000’s of miles of road-trips we shared. We didn’t have to say a word to each other, we just knew what the other was thinking and respond to that. It was a precious friendship built on the deepest of levels that transcended any disagreements. We knew those would pass, but our value of one another could never be upended. 

I will cherish her in my heart for the rest of my days.  And I will always look to my friend as a shining example of overcoming and pressing forward regardless, of standing up for anyone who was a victim of wrongdoing, all with that big, open heart that wrapped you in it and carried you along.    

Nanu Nanu my best buddy.  I’ll see you again. I love you. 


Read excerpts from a recent article about longtime Signature Artist Member of the Plein Air Painters of New Mexico, Margi:

And be sure to watch the uTube Video, Painting New Mexico:

Excerpts from article:

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