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 now paints 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, mixed media paintings.
Texture, pattern and colour dominate her artwork and she uses a process of layering acrylic media to create the effect she wants. An underpainting or tonal wash will be overlaid with layer upon layer of paint or ink then some areas scraped or washed away to create a dynamic composition. Lucy will often carefully plan a picture so that once she starts painting she can work fast and spontaneously – adding finer detail later if required.