If you’ve stepped into the Laity Lodge dining room, you’ve seen an expansive painting on the wall above the buffet. Its subject? Two old quilts. We invited the painter, Sedrick Huckaby, to share more about the family and national history behind his work of art.

About Sedrick

Sedrick Huckaby’s paintings and drawings metaphorically express universal themes of faith, family, community, and heritage – with a pictorial aggression that approaches relief sculpture. Huckaby focuses on the subjects of quilts and portraits in his quest to glorify everyday people. Huckaby states, “I believe my paintings are done in a language more closely in tune with my soul than the language of my tongue.”

After earning a BFA at Boston University in 1997, and an MFA from Yale University in 1999, he traveled the U.S. and Europe studying old master paintings. When he returned to the U.S. Huckaby settled into his hometown of Fort Worth, Texas, where he was born in 1975. He is married to artist Letitia Huckaby and is the father of three children, Rising Sun, Halle Lujah and Rhema Rain Huckaby. He holds the position of Associate Professor at the University of Texas at Arlington and is represented by the Philip Martin Gallery in Los Angeles and Talley Dunn Gallery in Dallas.