I saw Lucy's work a while ago and just fell in love with her picture of Macy (below) and the flowers that she paints.
Macy, isn't that a beautiful picture
Lucy has drawn for as long as she can remember and is her absolute passion. She used to enter art competitions at school, winning art trophies along the way. Then after getting A* GCSE (UK end of normal school exams) Lucy went on to study Graphic Design at Blackburn College here in England. The course explored a wide range of creative medium such as: Printmaking, Photography, Life Drawing and Visual Arts.
From College Lucy went on to Stockport College to do a BA (Hons) in Design and Visual Arts.
After College Lucy got a job as a Design Account Manager and as time went on and life was busy she didn't really do a lot of art. After 7 years and becoming pregnant Lucy decided to brush off her old art materials and began painting again. Her partner helped her rediscover her passion and love for art.
I asked Lucy where she finds her inspiration:
Lucy: “ I use the garden as a lot of my inspiration, I find life so full of chaos people really don't stop to admire the beauty of nature that is right here on our doorstep. I find flowers incredibly beautiful and trees so fascinating. Hence a lot of my artwork revolves around that theme'
I love Lucy's floral art, flowers are a huge passion of mine and I really think Lucy captures these beautifully. Especially the Lily, lillies are one of my favourite flowers.
Lucy has now found herself doing a lot of bespoke orders, family trees and murals (the fairy mural is beautiful – such detail). A brilliant idea that Lucy had are her Colour Me In Rolls, brilliant for school summer holiday, lots of beautiful images, drawn by Lucy on a long roll to be coloured in that will keep children entertained for hours.
Colour-Me-In-Rolls, as a child I'd have been lost in that for days... infact never mind as a child, I'd love to get colouring this Alice in Wonderland Colour-Me-In-Roll.
So lets meet Lucy...
Please tell us your name, where you're from and how old you are?
Tell us about your art now and what you do
What is your earliest creative memory?
Do you ever suffer from a creative block and if so how do you get yourself out of it?
Who inspires you?
Lucy: My children inspire me, they are fascinated with everything I do and my daughter is always wanting to colour in my art party things. They love sharing their ideas. My partner Marc also inspires me, he's full of ideas of where I could go with my artwork and different perspectives are always inspiring. But nature is a big inspiration as I feel life is so chaotic people don't stop to appreciate the natural beauty surrounding us like flowers and trees. I love nothing more than soaking in the seasons and what beauty they provide us with.
What is your favourite piece of work that you've created?
What are your creative ambitions for the future?
How do you silence your inner critic ?
What do you do when you're not being creative?