Joey Lancaster is an artist from Fort Worth, Texas who is known for her Aspen tree artwork. Joey Lancaster is a self-taught artist who fell in love with aspen trees since her youth on family travels to Colorado. She has worked in all mediums; but it took 20 years working in French and Italian interiors to discover that Italian plaster was her choice of “paint”. Modern architecture and art was her upbringing, but understanding the old masters and structures brought this dichotomy together. Plaster on canvas; a use of an old material is the perfect contrast to a modern choice of subjects. The hand-tinted plaster is applied with various sized trowels in multiple layers before the main subject is painted. This results in a unique backdrop for a modern subject. The unpredictability of plaster and its application result in a perfectly imperfect image of beauty.