Lucy Pratt Originals Brochure

Lucy Pratt is one of the most celebrated artistic discoveries of recent times and has been the subject of many successful shows in the USA, the Far East and London. Her uniquely vibrant and technically accomplished paintings have made a significant impact at the Royal Academy’s prestigious Summer Exhibition for several years, an enviable accolade that has brought her to the notice of critics and collectors. Personal passions are very much in evidence in this new exhibition. Symphony of Colour embraces everything from landscapes to still life, from harbours to kitchens, all with a vitality underpinned by a gentle sense of humour and a slightly whimsical take on a life which mirrors Lucy’s own: brimming with adventure, travel, people and places. Lucy’s work shows an awareness of a world of artists who have gone before her. The bold and vibrant palette, simplified forms and reliance on intuition rather than conventions are all reminiscent of the Fauvists, and her preference for subjective emotions and responses rather than objective realism implies her interest in the Modern Expressionists. Yet the artists she admires are perhaps more kindred spirits than direct influences as her style, palette and quirky humour remains uniquely and recognisably her own. Every piece in the collection resounds with colour, light and sheer joie de vivre. Lucy seeks out the particular joy of a given moment in a way that is both enchanting and infectious and her painterly style has as an immediacy and appeal that has won her considerable acclaim. Yet despite her acknowledged status from the Royal Academy, her impressive array of collectors and her success in Mayfair and beyond, her paintings have the broadest possible appeal – even being used on the front cover of ‘Cotswold Homes’ Magazine. S Y M P H O N Y O F C O L O U R