The Zanesville Appalachian arts project is happy to announce their featured artist of the month.
Debbie Lutz-Beckert just started painting seriously four years ago but after a friend pushed her to join Z.A.A.P. it wasn't long before her work was being featured in the downtown gallery. Lutz-Beckert says the encouragement she gets from the other Z.A.A.P. artists is incredible but she still feels anxious about her feature debut this first Friday.
"Nervewracking. You hope everybody likes your work and it's inspiring," said Lutz-Beckert.
Growing up in Zanesville Lutz-Beckert gets inspiration from things she was around as a child and doesn't yet want to let go of.
"I paint a lot of the house on Frazeysburg Rd. at the top of the hill. It's an old farm I used to walk by when I was a kid and so it's kind of going into ruin and I'm trying to keep it so I've painted a lot of that," said Lutz-Beckert.
Lutz-Beckert's acrylic and watercolor paintings can be seen Friday at the Z.A.A.P. Gallery on Main Street. If you miss a chance to see them during first Friday, a few pieces of her work will remain permanently up in the gallery.