Lucy Innes Williams’ paintings are rooted deeply in her own personal associations to nature. Lucy works through a combination of sketches from life, carefully constructed compositions, and entirely unseasonal flora. The presence of the human hand is key to Lucy’s paintings, and it this expression of colour and movement which informs her work.
Coastal path walks along the cliffs of west Cornwall are a primary source of inspiration, second only to the busy borders of English country gardens. The drama of a suggested line on a coloured ground encourages a freeness to her paintings, like a snapshot of motion.
The edge of the board or paper captures or frames an activity or composition in motion- there is always more happening off the page, and this is demonstrated in the placements of activity around the edge of her paintings.
Lucy graduated in 2007 with a BA(Hons) Fine Art from Central Saint Martins College of Art. After a decade-long career working in exhibitions and artist management for public and private art collections, she returned to painting.
This exhibition is FREE to view in Trebah's exhibition space in the Visitor Centre