Lucy trained at The Bournemouth and Poole College of Art and Design, where she graduated with distinction.
She holds a Master of Arts degree in Fine Arts from the University of Portsmouth, where her thesis Art and the Brain explored the connections between the arts and neuroscience. She is a qualified teacher, and an Associate of the Institute for Learning.
Lucy’s work as a teacher has received high recognition, winning a major award for her programme Inspiration for Creativity—a learning process that she researched, designed and developed to enable individuals to unlock their creative potential.
The central focus of her research continues to be the positive and powerful effect that the act of creativity and the development of creative thinking has on the individual. Lucy is a faculty member of The Corporate Theatre, where her innovative work with masks and painting has been central to the participants’ learning about relationship creation.
Lucy also teaches painting privately, and in the public sector, principally for the Borough of Poole, where she is responsible for the design of learning programmes. She is a member of the Poole and East Dorset Art Society.
In her fine art practice she exhibits regularly, and has work in international collections. Galleries and exhibitions that show her work include: Salisbury Arts Centre, Southampton City Art Gallery, The Study Gallery of Modern Art (Dorset), The Sheen Gallery (London), The Pierrepoint Gallery (Dorset), and The Artemisia Gallery (Dorset).
Her work as a fine artist has brought her into contact with many forms of media, from paint and textiles to filmmaking and she will use whatever material her work calls for in order to communicate an authentic vision. Currently she is working in oils and drawing inspiration from music in performance, where her command of form and her vivid sense of colour have resulted in a series of canvases that reinterpret the orchestra, the guitar, the blues and the travelling minstrel.
Lucy lived for seven years in Boston, USA, where she worked as Executive Assistant to several of the senior consultants in The Boston Consulting Group, having learnt the business thoroughly by the simple expedient of working her way up. This experience has given her a powerful ability as the Administration Executive of The Corporate Theatre, where her acumen and organizational skills are fundamental to her part-time role, while her creative achievements feed into the design and execution of our learning programmes.