Artist Biography - Lucy Farley

Born in 1982, Lucy is from Dutch and English parentage. She studied at Central Saint Martins, gaining a BA (Hons) in Fine Art and then went on to obtain an MA in Printmaking at The Royal College of Art. She is currently completing a two year Fellowship at The Royal Academy, London.

Exhibitions in London have included the ‘Originals’ Printmaking show at the Mall Gallerie
...s in London, as well as The Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy in 2008, 2009 and 2010.
The artists practice has consistently been focused on the observation and documentation of her immediate landscape. The artist feels a compulsion to project 'particular emotional states' upon her surroundings, through the use of specific imagery both organic and man-made elements in nature in her images.

“Painting, drawing and printmaking are all part of my practice. I am interested in depicting places that I have a personal connection with or a history that inspires me. My work aims to build up a record of time, spirit of place and changing feelings which occur through travel, my existence in the city and a connection with nature and the landscape.”
Lucy is drawn to the tension between real and illusory space. The artist believes that spending time in a place allows imagery to implant itself in her reference library of remembered forms, which is almost subconscious in it's operations when she produces prints , paintings and ceramics in her studio. The artists uses repeated sketches to allow her images to built up from a series of quick and impulsive responses, representative of place and time, and a reflection a state of mind.
The artist now lives and works in London and exhibits regularly throughout the city.
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