Lucy Marks is a contemporary landscape painter. She holds an MA in Fine Art from Brighton University and works primarily in watercolour and oil. She explores the ever-changing rhythms of the landscape with her dynamic compositions, initially working directly in the environment to intuitively describe the ever-changing nature of her subject.
Once back in her studio, she will develop her initial sketches. Lucy works to remove any indications of direct representation, instead wanting to depict an imagined or universal space which is left open for the viewer’s interpretation. Lucy’s impasto, expressive marks perfectly capture a landscape buffeted by constant movement. She uses a juxtaposition of colours and textures to convey the physicality of her subject, expertly transporting the viewer into her suggested landscapes. Her use of texture and energetic mark making explore the artist’s sensory relationship to the landscape.
Lucy’s work has been selected for the Sunday Times Watercolour Competition. She has been awarded several prizes, including the Humphrey’s Purchase Prize at the ING Discerning Eye in 2019 and she was shortlisted for the ING Discerning Eye Drawing Bursary in 2020. In 2021 she was elected as an Associate of the Royal Watercolour Society and as a member of the Chelsea Arts Society. Last year, she had a major show at Petworth House ‘Dawn to Dusk exploring the landscape and changing conditions of Petworth Park. Her work is collected widely across the UK, and she exhibits at a number of galleries in London and the South East.