Lucy Lutyens

Lucy Lutyens is inspired by the natural forms around her home, a medieval farm near Colchester. The landscape has an ancient past, with iron-age forts littering the surrounding area. Lucy will often stumble upon seemingly random objects and shapes buried within the landscape, using them as influences for her sweeping arabesques and warm curves, Birds are also important to her, their small bodies and large voices flitting out from the wood which backs onto her land. 

Music also forms a key part of Lucy’s work, her sculptural pieces often hinting to musical notations such as clefs and minims. She and her husband share a love of music, their living room overflowing with piles of records. The works relate to personal movements as well as musical ones: the operatics of motherhood, the arpeggios of relationships. Her work takes all these elements, abstracting them and creating flowing sculptural forms which have a birdlike and botanical essence.

Her great uncle is the 19th Century English architect Sir Edwin Lutyens, who adapted traditional architectural styles to the taste and requirements of his era. One of his most lauded projects was designing and building New Delhi which served as the seat of the Government of India. Because of this lineage, Lucy grew up in a very artistic environment. Her great uncle is a profound inspiration to her; a photograph of him sits in her studio looking over her process and spurring her onward.

Lucy trained at the Colchester School of Art and continued her education under the sculptor Miles Robinson in Suffolk. Her work has been shown in many exhibitions nationally and is widely collected.