Lucy follows in the tradition of romantic British landscape painters in her emotional response to nature. She is interested in the tension between the figurative and the abstract and often uses extreme light effects to explore this. Through focusing on the flow of light and shade – especially the evocative ambiguity at the edge of shadows – she takes us towards the essence of what we see and how natural forms make us feel. Lucy’s passion for oil paint reveals itself in the variety and richness of her canvases; she paints in all weathers – in fields and on cliff tops – distilling what she sees into a visual language dominated by strong brush strokes and heightened colour.
 

 

After St Ives, Oil on canvas, 50 x 70 cm, 2008
After St Ives, oil on canvas, 50 x 70 cm, 2008
Blast of light, Oil on canvas, 70 x 100 cm, 2008
Blast of light, oil on canvas, 70 x 100 cm, 2008
Boiling Tide, Oil on canvas, 48 x 150 cm, 2007
Boiling Tide, oil on canvas, 48 x 150 cm, 2007
High Easter sunset, Oil on canvas, 2006
High Easter sunset, oil on canvas, 2006
February dawn II, Oil on canvas, 70 x 70 cm, 2008
February dawn II, oil on canvas, 70 x 70 cm, 2008
Rain cloud II, Oil on canvas, 50 x 102 cm, 2008
Rain cloud II, oil on canvas, 50 x 102 cm, 2008
Dream, Oil on canvas, 40 x 50 cm, 2008
Dream, oil on canvas, 40 x 50 cm, 2008
Morning oaks, Oil on canvas, 2006
Morning oaks, oil on canvas, 2006
In the wood, Oil on canvas, 40 x 50 cm
In the wood, oil on canvas, 40 x 50 cm