LOCATION: Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA
CAMP: Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center
Lucky was found orphaned, wandering the brush near Mornambrae, Cambodia. She was brought to the Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center near Phnom Penh in 1999.
Lucky began painting in 2003. From the beginning, Lucky demonstrated great artistic talent. Lucky's strokes are loose and gestural. She often creates circular patterns combined with striking beats of the brush on the canvas. Once she starts on a painting it is hard to stop her. If she ever happens to drop the brush while she is working, she immediately picks it back up and finishes the work with a smile and twinkle in her eye. She would also hand over a brush after finishing with a color and immediately grab the next brush so as to begin painting again with a different color. Lucky is extremely enthusiastic about painting and always has a smile on her face.