Lucy painting in her Amagansett studio. Photo by Gary Mamay.

Lucy painting in her Amagansett studio. Photo by Gary Mamay.


Lucy Cookson is the founder, president and creative director of Thimbelina Needlework Design and Collection in East Hampton, New York. A graduate of Duke University, she is an artist of watercolor, hand-embellished digital prints, mixed media and needlework, with several years of K-12 teaching experience. Lucy’s work has been shown in numerous exhibitions and in personal art collections throughout the United States.

As a trustee of Guild Hall, Lucy sits on the Artist-in-Residence committee. Guild Hall of East Hampton’s Artist-in-Residence program provides emerging artists with two months living space, a stipend, access to mentorship through Guild Hall’s Academy of the Arts (an association of the country’s most accomplished creative individuals), and introductions to the cultural community of the Hamptons. Integral to the program is the opportunity for collaboration, conversations, and partnerships with regional artists, as well as with the East End’s many cultural institutions.

Lucy also serves on the Board of Visitors at the Savannah College of Art and Design. The SCAD Board of Visitors is a voluntary board comprised of leaders in business, government, education, art, and design. The board provides a global network of advocacy and support for SCAD, with a special focus on facilitating the university's growth and development.

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Lucy Cookson Prints of Original Artwork

Beautiful prints are now available for purchase in our shop.