Lucy Marks is a contemporary landscape painter working in watercolour and oil. Her dynamic compositions express the ever-changing energy and movement within the landscape. She often draws in charcoal to capture the spontaneity of the moment. Subsequently her works capture all the various energies of the land, sea and sky; from wild seas to pensive landscapes. Lucy works directly in the environment and refers to these works back in her studio to further capture the fleeting quality of the subject. Her fresh and instinctive marks, the juxtaposition of colours and textures, convey the physicality of the subject. It is this physicality that encourages viewers to ‘feel’ as opposed to just ‘see’. Experiencing Lucy’s work is a sensory and emotional journey, encouraging the viewer to explore his/her memories and subliminal evocations of place.
Lucy has won the Humphrey’s Purchase Prize at the ING Discerning Eye, and was shortlisted for the ING Discerning Eye Drawing Bursary and was elected an Associate of the Royal Watercolour Society in 2021. She has also exhibited at the Mall Galleries in London with the Royal Institute of Oil Painters, the Royal Society of Marine Artists, the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour and the Sunday Times Watercolour Competition. She regularly exhibits across London and the South East and was invited by Petworth House to paint their park and gardens for a solo show, ‘Dawn to Dusk’, in the summer of 2021. Lucy holds an MA in Fine Art.
Lucy lives and works on the South Coast in West Sussex.