Lucy studied Fine Art – drawing & Painting at Glasgow School of Art (1994-1998). During her degree the traditional methods were taught in a very painterly school. She also experimented with other mediums & techniques, including installation, printmaking and collage.
During Lucy’s third year at Glasgow, She embarked on an exchange programme to the Victoria College of Arts, Melbourne Australia. This was a fascinating & enlightening experience, giving her a great deal of insight into Aboriginal life & Art, when given the opportunity to spend a month in Aboriginal communities throughout Central & Western Australia. Subsequently this has had a lasting effect on Lucy, and became a turning point in her painting practice; remembering the discarded rubbish & shapes repeatedly seen in the vast desert.
On returning to Glasgow to complete her fourth & final year, Lucy was tutored by Richard Wright “Turner Prize” Winner 2009. Callum Innes, Cathy Wilkes & Alison Harper.
Following her graduation She moved to London & worked as a window dresser for the interior retailers; Habitat & Heal’s. Then was invited to work for the Interior designer William Yeoward as his in-house stylist.
After a few years Lucy decided to extend her skills further, & re-trained as a florist, thus giving more flexibility in the workplace. This worked very well along side her painting.
With the downturn of the economy, in 2010, Lucy went on to work for Rigby & Mac as a store manager & visual merchandiser. And in 2019 changed her role to a part time VM on a freelance basis.
Lucy teaches a weekly life drawing class, and is a practising Artist. Her studio & home are in south east London….