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Lucy has been producing art since graduating from Winchester School of Art in the early 90’s with a BA Hons in Fine Art Painting and Public Art. Her work pays homage to the painterly history of the school which provided contact with artists such as Patrick Heron and Howard Hodgkin.
Lucy’s early career was often punctuated by travel when dashing off on road-trips around Europe on the back of a red Ducati. It did though provide plenty of opportunities for exploring art galleries and photographing bridges as well as experiencing the Sculpture ‘Wind Combs’ by Chillida in San Sebastian, which still influences her work today. Her paintings are not abstracted landscapes but do evolve from the relationship between manmade and natural environments.
Working out of her studio in Llanasa, North Wales for the last 16 years, yet living across the border in Chester, Lucy questions the idea of identity and belonging. Perhaps that explains the duality of her abstract artwork which encompasses both photography and acrylic paint processes.
She has a passion for Community and Public arts however, taking the form of teaching, running an art shop, making carnival giants, organising carnivals and art events.
Much of Lucy’s work, which is a combination of photography and abstract painting, focuses on the idea of a place. A place that inhabits a moment of transition from one state to another, often described as being in a state of flux.
The world she inhabits and has a fascination for is often characterised by urban decay or post-industrialisation and illustrates the transitory nature of man’s presence.
As time and history collect in layers upon our environment, Lucy assembles her paintings one mark, one technique, one process on top of another. This ranges from free-form organic gestures to more ordered or limiting mechanical processes such as photography and printmaking.
This assembly method utilises the interplay between control and unpredictability.
The interweaving of layers and processes reinforces the integrity of the structure of the painting and ensures that each piece works as a whole.
Lucy has exhibited extensively in Cheshire, North Wales, Hampshire, Gloucestershire, Liverpool and as far as France and Russia.
Lucy won the Williamson Open 2023 with her painting, Marginal Shift – Williamson Art Gallery & Museum, Birkenhead