Lucy trained at St Martins and Brighton and has a BA ( Hons) in graphic design specialising in illustration. Lucy has always enjoyed painting but it was not until her children finally flew the nest that she found time to fully concentrate on her passion and since then has painted full time from her studio at home in north London.
Along with drawing and painting Lucy’s other passion is Cornwall and having spent every summer down at her parents’ caravan since childhood, she now spends as much time as she can on the north Cornish coast, painting and sketching the area she loves and knows so well.
Lucy draws her inspiration from the beautiful and sometimes wild coastal scenery of this area - the dramatic sea, rugged cliffs and stunning, golden beaches inform her work and provide the reference for her colourful paintings. Texture, pattern and colour dominate her work and she uses a process of layering acrylic paint and ink to create her mixed media paintings with the occasional use of collage. Also sketching out on the cliffs allows a spontaneous response to the landscape and her field sketches in turn provide the reference for larger paintings completed in the studio.
Also fond of walking, Lucy will always take her camera and sketchbook with her on trips, to record new images so she has plenty of inspiration in the cold winter months when she’s tucked away in her studio back home.
Back in 2015 Lucy appeared in the very first series of Sky Art’s Landscape Artist of the Year and she is delighted to be represented by various galleries across the country.