Lucy Marks is a contemporary painter working in oil and watercolour whose dynamic compositions communicate the changing energy and movement within the landscape. Her works capture all energies of the land, sea and sky; from wild seas to quiet landscapes. She works directly in the environment and uses these sketches as her primary source back in her studio to develop her work further.
Her fresh and instinctive marks, the juxtaposition of colours and textures, and use of raw materials, convey the physicality of the subject. It is this physicality that encourages viewers to ‘feel’ as opposed to just ‘see’. Viewing the works becomes a sensory and emotional experience, encouraging us to explore our memories and subliminal perceptions of place.
She recently exhibited as a solo show at Piers Feetham Gallery, London. She has had works in watercolour and oil exhibited at the Sunday Times Watercolour Competition, Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour (RI), the Society of Women Artists (SWA), the Royal Institute of Oil Painters (ROI), the Royal Society of Marine Artists (RSMA) all at the Mall Galleries in London.
In addition, she will have work exhibited at this year’s ING Discerning Eye exhibition where, in 2017, all three of her works were sold. She is a past winner of the St. Cuthbert’s Mill Award by The Artist & Leisure Painter at the Patchings Art Festival.
Lucy holds an MA in Fine Art from Brighton University; and exhibit in London and the South East of the United Kingdom.