Lucy lives between West London and Cornwall. She was a professional cook for 15 years, working in Switzerland and Ireland then finally the City. Family life took centre stage until 2009 when she enrolled at The Heatherley School of Fine Art.
Lucy undertakes commissions and her work is in collections in the UK, Europe and USA.
Over the last couple of years I’ve been exploring mental health and identity issues for my 'Mind Field' series. I gained a powerful insight into both after a visit to Auschwitz and Krakow. I use colour as a beacon in the sometimes rather bleak world we inhabit.
I explore the layers and masks we hide behind when lives can be both chaotic and fractured. Covering depression and trauma with a veil of colour and bravado is something I find fascinating.
As a more cheerful counterpoint I also paint trees and still lifes but am also moving into figurative surrealism.
In my Printmaking, I use both relief prints and aquatints to reassemble as collage and I've been led down some unexpected avenues. The evolving 'Mind Field' series is a combination of my prints and paintings, I am looking at the layers and masks we hide behind when lives can be chaotic and fractured.
TAKE FOUR at the Menier Gallery, London
For more info, go to upcoming exhibitions page