Lucy Boydell is an Artist represented by Advocate Art Illustration Agency who creates large-scale drawings of animals in charcoal, pen and ink and pastel. She also makes sculptures which she models in wax and casts in bronze.
Drawing is her passion, and she is constantly thrilled that using charcoal, just a burnt stick of wood, and a finely cut eraser can recreate the textures of fur, hide, scale and feather in such a satisfying way. Capturing the attitude and spirit of the individual animal is as much of a focus as describing the physical texture.
Lucy’s artistic influences come from a wide range of sources: the uplifting architecture of Cambridge, the town where she grew up, the works of Durer, Picasso, Frink and Degas, the flamboyancy, creativity and attitude of Adam Ant as well as Liberace, Versace, McQueen, and Cavelli; all things Italian.
Graduating with a BA Hons degree in fine art from Central St Martins in the 90s, she has worked for an interior designer making drawings for restaurants, in a foundry learning all aspects of the lost wax process, and exhibited in art fairs and galleries in London, Bath, Scotland, New York and The Hague before settling down to have her family.
Lucy now lives on the North Norfolk coast with her boys where interests outside art include time on the beach and in woods den-building with her boys, walking in the dunes, dressing up, homeopathy and herbs and cooking with friends.