Michelle Lucking Discusses Making Waves On WOWSA Live
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Michelle Lucking has an eye, imagination, and tactile skills that are very rare among open water swimmers. In fact, her talents and creative vision are rare among the entire population – and her road to becoming an award-winning artist is even more unusual.
Lucking, a sea swimmer, won the prestigious Annie Longley Award at the British Pastel Society exhibition within a year of launching her career at the age of 38. She also serves as a brand ambassador for Unison Colour and her work has been featured on television and in several magazine publications including Artist and Illustrator.
Her specialty are large scale seascapes and underwater portraits which she discussed on today’s WOWSA Live.
“Her work is remarkable; beautiful and so powerful,” says Steven Munatones. “Anyone who has ventured beyond the shoreline can immerse themselves in her artwork and feel the power of the ocean – she clearly captures the dynamic nature of the sea. But the road that she took to achieve her success and unleash her talents is really interesting – and unusual.”
For more information on her work, visit www.michellelucking.com.
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Southern California native, born 1962, is the creator of the WOWSA Awards, Oceans Seven, Openwaterpedia, Citrus Corps, World Open Water Swimming Association, Daily News of Open Water Swimming, Global Open Water Swimming Conference. He is Chief Executive Officer of KAATSU Global and KAATSU Research Institute. Inductee in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame (Honor Swimmer, Class of 2001) and Ice Swimming Hall of Fame (Honor Contributor – Media, Class of 2019), recipient of the International Swimming Hall of Fame’s Poseidon Award (2016), International Swimming Hall of Fame’s Irving Davids-Captain Roger Wheeler Memorial Award (2010), USA Swimming’s Glen S. Hummer Award (2007, 2010) and Harvard University’s John B. Imrie Award (1984). Served on the FINA Technical Open Water Swimming Committee and as Technical Delegate with the 2011 Special Olympics World Summer Games, and 9-time USA Swimming coaching staff.