Lucy Parsons

Lucy moved to Scotland in 1979 to learn poetry and sculpture from Chris Hall and went on to study at Edinburgh College of Art and Leith School of Art. She now lives in Edinburgh but regularly returns to paint in the Borders and East Lothian.

Lucy originally concentrated on sculpture, carving wood and stone and casting human and animal forms. A move to a farmhouse in the foot of the Lammermuir Hills inspired her to begin painting the patterns of the land around her and to develop a new freedom of expression in colour encouraged by the constantly changing light and glimpses of the sea. Lucy now paints in oil, water-based mixed media, pastel and watercolour as well as sculpting in clay for bronze.

Lucy has taken part in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibitions in both London and Edinburgh and Visual Arts Scotland as well as in many exhibitions around Scotland.

Lucy is particularly fond of hares and they appear regularly in her paintings and sculpture as mysterious companions on her wanderings in the hills and fields.

Lucy's fabulous sculptures really need to be seen in person as the images don't do them justice. Please get in touch to arrange a viewing.