Art has always been Lucy's main interest. After leaving school she specialised in Art and Drama at the Westminster College of Education, Oxford, and then later, as a mature student, studied Visual Art at Winchester School of Art. She still enjoys attending courses and workshops to broaden her skills.
Lucy has exhibited in numerous solo, shared and mixed exhibitions, most notably at the John Soane Museum in London, the Guildhall in Winchester and the well-known annual East Woodhay exhibition, Artex, which she set up 25 years ago. She participates regularly in the West Berkshire and North Hampshire Open Studios scheme.
Although Lucy has mainly concentrated on painting in watercolours, more recently she has become interested in print-making techniques, mixed media and collage. Most of her subject matter is inspired by her love of the natural world. She also accepts commissions to paint houses and dogs, sells greetings cards and post cards made from her original artwork, and teaches watercolour painting in her studio.
During Lockdown Lucy and her husband supported their autistic daughter who stayed with them for four months. This was a challenge for all of them. Lucy found sanctuary in her studio, which looks out over their garden, and found her art moving beyond this space and escaping into the realms of fantasy and imagination. Her recent work demonstrates a new energy and sense of the 'power and glory' of nature as well as its fragility. Her new work has attempted to convey this dichotomy.
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