It is a fabulous exhibition that showcases artworks in different forms and mediums.
18 Rawson Street
Lucy was born and brought up in Kent, on a farm at the foot of the North Downs. Her mother painted and sculpted in a variety of media and taught fine art.
She was encouraged throughout her childhood to paint, draw and sculpt.
After studying fine art at 'A' Level she continued with painting, drawing and sculpture as a hobby for many years, sometimes as part of a group or class whilst bringing up her two children and pursuing a career in nursing. Moving north in 1989 to live in Todmorden, then Leeds in 1997 where the contrasts of hills, mills and moorlands of the Pennines, and the parkland walks and Victorian reservoirs and canals of the Leeds area to that of the rolling hills and flat marshes of her childhood continue to fire her imagination.
She has recently been studying with Andres Jaroslavsky in York and Luke Thompson in Leeds/ Wakefield as well as taking sessions on-line with The London Drawing Group.
Some of her work has been exhibited nationally as well as on-line in various exhibitions. She has won prizes locally for some of her landscapes and in 2019 had a landscape featured in Country Life Magazine illustrating an article about a walk in the Trough of Bowland.
She is inspired by the Impressionists and likes to capture and suggest to the viewer the scene she has experienced in oil or acrylic paint, using brushes and palette knives.
She leads workshops on drawing portraits, drawing form, palette knife painting, tonal painting (based on the Zorn/ Apelles Palette), and is currently running monthly sessions on Life Drawing Exercises.
From the Artist
In a variously troubled world, there’s real value in the moments you find yourself smiling.
As a painter, my primary aim is to create art that’s inclusive, accessible to anyone who just needs a reason to smile today. My work is deliberately and unapologetically absurd and my ideal audience are those willing to embrace that and revel in the ridiculous, with me.
But I also invite and encourage you to see whatever you choose to see in my work. I myself smile when others find a hint of darkness below the surface humour, read their own narrative or meaning into a piece or engage with an aspect of my work in a way I hadn’t even considered.