The works in this exhibition demonstrate Lucy Willis’ passion for travel, and her ability to capture the essence of these places she visits. From quiet moments in the backstreets of a city, to big sweeping views across the skyline, each of these paintings reflect Willis’ sensitivity to detail and light. Alongside these architectural and landscape scenes, the exhibition includes some interiors, a few animals and some exquisite still lifes.
Whether it is a depiction of sunlight reflecting across the most detailed architectural features of a building, or more simply, glinting upon crockery on a table in a domestic setting, Willis creates stunning images of tranquility and beauty .
Lucy Willis trained at the Ruskin School of Art and since then has travelled widely, taking inspiration from many places to fuel her painting. She has tutored many painting groups in various countries across the world and written two books on the subject of watercolour painting. Exhibitions include many solo exhibitions and group exhibitions all across the UK.
She won the BP Portrait Award for portraits of Shepton Mallet Prison inmates, following her artist residency there. She was elected a member of the Royal West of England Academy in 1993.
Signed copies of Lucy Willis' most recent book, 'Sunlight & Shadows', featuring 150 of her watercolours, will be available for purchase in the gallery during the exhibition.