The recent Duologue series explore making images using layers of paint; opacity and transparency. The paintings are made on paper with watercolour and by building up, masking out removing and revealing. Each drawing has a pair of personages who seem to be conversing in some way.
“I am thinking about the layers of experience that become part of us and also forms and structures in the landscape which are transformed by my imagination.”
Lucy Austin studied first at Harrogate College of Art & Design, Art Foundation (1984-1985), The London College of Printing, BA Hons Graphic Design (1985-1988), Manchester Metropolitan University, MA Fine Art Printmaking, (1993-1994). She was appointed Fine Art Fellow in Printmaking at Cheltenham & Gloucester College of Higher Education (1995-1996).
She has a PGCE in Secondary Art from the University of the West of England (2002-2003). She is an Associate Member of Spike Island Printmakers and lives and works in Bristol at Mivart Studios.
Selected exhibitions include; Contemporary British Watercolour, Maidstone Museum & Art Gallery (2015) touring to The Oriel Gallery, Antrim, Northern Ireland (2016) curated by Simon Carter, The Sunday Times Watercolour Competition, Mall Galleries, London (2015), DRAWN The Royal West of England Academy, Bristol (2015), The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London (2014), New York, Stockholm, Brussels and London Affordable Art Fairs with The Cube Gallery, Bristol (2013), HOME, Core Gallery, Deptford, London (2011), SKETCH, Rabley Drawing Centre, Marlborough (2011), The London Art Fair with Rabley Drawing Centre (2010), The Jerwood Drawing Prize, London and UK tour (2010, 2008 and 2007), The Jerwood Project Space, London (2005), 8th Oriel Mostyn Open, Llandudno (1997).