Lucy in her studio

1954

Born

1972 - 1975

Trained: Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, Oxford.

1976 - 1978

Lived in Greece and established an etching workshop on the island of Syros, affiliated to The Aegean School of Art.

1980

Opened Moorland House Workshop in Somerset, running residential painting and printmaking courses until 1986.

1981

Travelled to Italy on a Bockingford International Watercolour Award.

1986

First of ten solo exhibitions at the Chris Beetles Gallery, London.

1987

Commissioned to paint in Northern Portugal. Commissioned to paint in Guernsey for the Guernsey Tourist Board.

1988

Wrote and Illustrated Light, How to See it, How to Paint it published by Cassells.

1990

Tutored painting group in North Yemen for The Artist magazine.

1991

Tutored painting group in Southern India for The Artist magazine. Became artist in residence at Shepton Mallet Prison, Somerset (until 1993).

1992

Won the BP Portrait Award at the National Portrait Gallery for the portrait of prison inmates entitled Her Majesty's Pleasure. Ran painting workshops in Dubai and travelled to Oman to paint Became visiting artist an the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital.

1993

Elected a member of the Royal West of England Academy. Commissioned to paint Lord and Lady Longford for the National Portrait Gallery. Illustrated Excursions in the Real World by William Trevor. Tutored painting group in the South of France for The Artist magazine. Organised the first regional Koestler Exhibition of Prison Art in Taunton.

1995

Tutored painting group in Zanzibar for The Artist magazine.

1996

Tutored painting group in Egypt for The Artist magazine. Exeter Health Care Arts commissioned an oil painting for the RD&E hospital. Travelled to Hungary to paint. Tutored painting group in France for the Friends of the RWA.

1997

Wrote and illustrated Light in Watercolour published by HarperCollins. Became visiting tutor at Somerset College of Arts and Technology. Tutored painting group at the Alhambra in Spain for The Artist magazine.

1998

Travelled to Senegal, West Africa to paint.

1999

Tutored painting group in Gujarat, Western India for The Artist magazine.

2000

Travelled to India to paint people and places threatened by the damming of the Narmada River. 'Year of the Artist' Commission to work with inmates at H M Portland Young Offender Institution on murals within the prison. Tutored painting group in Morroco for The Artist magazine.

2001

Organised a fund raising exhibition "Bhuj before the Earthquake". See special appeal page Exhibition at the Curwen Gallery.

2002

Tutored painting group in Hania, Crete.

2003

BT Batsford published Travels with Watercolour Curated 'Tooth and Claw' animal exhibition at the Royal West of England Academy, Bristol.

2004

Tutored painting group in Sicily for The Artist magazine

2005

Tutored painting group in China for The Artist magazine

2007

Tutored painting group in Tunisia for The Artist magazine

2008

Tutored painting group in Venice for The Artist magazine

2009

Travels with Watercolour published in paperback by Batsford Books

2010

Tutored painting group in Syria for The Artist magazine

2011

Tutored painting group in Malta and Gozo

2013

Travelled to paint in China

2015

July 9th: Sunlight & Shadows published by Batsford