Lucy Jones has been a practising painter since leaving college. She studied at Camberwell School of Art and completed her MA at the Royal College of Art. In 1982, she was awarded The Rome Scholarship from the Royal Society of British Artists.
Lucy is known as an expressionist painter where her use of colour is an important part of her work. There are two main themes to her work, both having equal priority. Firstly, she uses herself as the subject to think about difference. Her self-portraits address ideas of identity, femininity and disability through a frank and revealing portrayal of herself, leaving the viewer to contemplate their relationship with the issues that the paintings raise. Secondly, she looks out at the world beyond and since moving to Shropshire and the Welsh Marches, has spent long periods working outside. Her paintings use drawings made in the landscape that evoke a sense of place, of physicality through the energy of mark-making, and the use of colour to pin down the essence of a landscape. Both her landscape and portrait work are often described as having ‘an awkward beauty’.
Lucy has taught widely including Chelsea College of Art and at Slade School of Fine Art. She has had numerous solo and group exhibitions in London, New York and Europe, and has been widely reviewed to great critical acclaim. Her work is in many private and public collections including the Arts Council England and the Metropolitan Museum of Art New York.