Bowl and Butterfly
Lucy Corbett began training in Florence at the Charles H Cecil Studios in 1998. During her time there she developed her skills as a portrait painter and landscape artist, taught in the traditional sight-size method which can be traced back to Leonardo da Vinci, Velasquez and Titian.
Having finished her studies in Florence, Lucy travelled all over the world, developing a breadth of knowledge and life experiences which adds to her work in every way. The confidence of her brush strokes and the intuitive use of colour illustrate this in all aspects of her work, whether it be landscapes or portraits.
Lucy had her first solo exhibition at Knightsbridge Barracks in 2001, and has since exhibited in both private and public exhibitions, including Christies, The Mall Galleries and The Paul Mitchell Gallery. In 2005 she won the Barbara Tate award for best portrait at the Mall Galleries. Her commissions include portraits of the Silver Stick of the Household Cavalry, the Duke and Duchess of Sutherland and the Earl and Countess of Strathmore, to name but a few.
Lucy made a point of working alongside artists such as Marc Dalessio and Marcus Hodge in order to learn more about techniques and method. Lucy moved down to Wales to raise a family and not only still finds the time to paint, but in 2012 she set up the Welsh Academy of Art near Crickhowell in the Brecon Beacons, at the Cwmdu Studios. This tremendous venture has been very enthusiastically received in Wales, where students are taught in the traditions Lucy learned herself while in Florence, and has recently acquired the renowned Professor Roger Scruton as a patron of the academy.