Forever inspired to create, Lucy thrives on colour and pattern. For subject matter Lucy frequently turns to nature, seduced by the forms, hues and patterns, so abundant in flowers and the Suffolk countryside around her. Still life dominates her work as a record of our daily lives and a celebration of domesticity. The main priority Lucy has in the art that she makes is to create artworks that enrich the interiors of homes – aesthetic escapism, enhancing our spaces using colour and pattern in both realistic and abstract compositions.
Aesthetic escapism - visual beauty simply for the sake of it. Art can have no further objective than the ability to take the mind on a journey, let it pause a moment, create an enriching distraction.
Lucy creates artworks in acrylic on canvas or board, mixed media work on paper or canvas, and on watercolour paper using Brusho dyes and ink-pencils. In Printmaking she pushes processes to create images in small series where each is a unique monotype filled with colour, pattern and gesture. Collage and photography are important elements in her investigative work. She also explores colour and form working in ceramics.
Lucy works in her garden studio, The Pear Studio, in rural Suffolk. She teaches workshops from the studio as well as in other locations.
Lucy exhibts her work with Gainsborough House Printmakers and Suffolk Open Studios. She is a member of the March Hare Collective www.marchharecollective.co.uk.
Her work can be viewed at The Handmade Shop and Gallery in Bury St Edmunds www.thehandmadeshopandgallery.co.uk.