Lucy works across the fields of craft, design and art producing illustrations, artist's books and sculptural works from paper.
The work is inspired particularly by travel, literature, archives and collections. Observational drawing is an important research tool is Lucy's practice, which weaves together drawing, printmaking and bookbinding to explore the way we tell stories and also question the idea of what a book can be.
The Book Tree Press is an ongoing practice-based research project exploring how the sculptural properties of the book form relate to narrative and how unusual sculptural books might be ‘published’ in unconventional ways.
Collaborative projects and residencies with museums and archive have been important in developing Lucy's practice more recently and a valuable source of material to work with.
Lecturing and Education
2019 – Present Lecturer in Illustration at ECA, University of Edinburgh
2012 – 2019 Teaching Fellow in Illustration at ECA, University of Edinburgh
2014 University of Edinburgh, PgCert in Academic Practice
2010 Edinburgh College of Art, Master of Fine Art in Illustration
2008 Edinburgh College of Art, BA(Hons) in Illustration
2005 Manchester Metropolitan University, Foundation Course in Art and Design
For 13 years Lucy has designed and delivered illustration and book art workshops for both children and lifelong learners working with organisations including: Craft Scotland, Living Memory Association, Museum of University of St Andrews, Edinburgh International Book Festival, Wigtown Book Festival, Borders Book Festival, Dumfries College and Lennoxlove Book Festival.
As a freelance Illustrator Lucy continues to work with a range of clients including: Edinburgh Airport, Old Town Heritage Trust, Duke of Buccleuch - Drumlanrig Estate, National Museum of Scotland, National Library of Scotland, Fruitmarket Gallery, Wigtown National Book Town, Scottish Book Trust and many private clients.
Lucy has also served as a judge for the Elizabeth Soutar Bookbinding Competiton, taken part in numerous exhibitions, given public seminars and acted as professional mentor to Illustration students.