Alongside my art, I am also a researcher and writer, as evidenced by a distinction in my Masters degree in Literature and the Arts (University of Oxford). My dissertation explored Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s innovative use of liminal space to convey bewitching sites and catalysts of transformation in his watercolour painting Lady Lilith and its accompanying sonnet ‘Body’s Beauty’. During my Masters, as part of the editorial and design team, I contributed to the interdisciplinary Arts journal, ‘VIDES’, where I wrote on the significance of the representation of women in John Singleton Copley’s painting The Death of Major Peirson, 1781, (1783) to Mary Wollstonecraft’s A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, (1792).
My career as a fashion model has fed my fascination with the powerful interplay of word and image and its role in transformative multidisciplinary ways of ‘seeing’.
University of Oxford, Master’s Degree, Literature and the Arts, 2020-2022. (1:1)
Exeter University, BA Honours, English Literature.
Royal Watercolour Society, The Bankside Gallery, 2023, Photography Now and Landscape, The Brick Lane Gallery, 2022, Royal Society of Painters in Watercolour, Mall Galleries, 2020, Royal Watercolour Society, Bankside Gallery, 2020, Moorwood Art Online Exhibition, 2020, New English Art Club, 2018, Mall Galleries, Group exhibition, Messums, Wiltshire, 2018, Royal Society of Marine Artists, Mall galleries, 2018, Moorwood Art, 2017, Bruton, Somerset, New English Art Club, 2017, Mall Galleries, Royal Society of Marine Artists, 2017, Mall Galleries, Royal Society of Marine Artists, 2016, Mall Galleries, Royal Institute of Oil Painters, 2016, Mall Galleries, Moorwood Art, 2015, Bruton, Somerset.
Winner of the Winsor and Newton Oil Prize, RSMA, Mall Galleries, 2018.
Painting is a response to the visual world and begins with direct observation in front of the subject matter. Light and its interaction with shape, pattern, colour, tone and form is a particular preoccupation. The immediacy of watercolour, charcoal and pencil sketches quickly seizes the moment with more detailed studies completed in the studio. Oil sketches are also done on the spot to record more information. An online sketchbook logs daily ideas from which larger pieces emerge, often with return visits to the subject to glean more. Inspired by Eleanor Roosevelt’s adage, ‘Do one thing every day that scares you’, a painting a day, duly posted on social media has built a body of work that reflects my obsession with the natural world. It is difficult to escape the feeling that beautiful surroundings beg to be recorded in some way, usually a fleeting moment of light and colour. At its centre, the discipline of trying to express the atmosphere of a mesmeric juncture has a wonderfully meditative stillness to it. Finding some way to encapsulate an interior response to these moments both sustains and nourishes. Like the art of inhabiting the moment, authentic representation captures the many changes in the light effects on land, sky, and water. There is a signature to the landscape which consumes me. Attempting to pin down its arresting quality transforms the ordinary into something quite magical: the extraordinary.
Brick Lane Gallery, November 9-20th 2022
Royal Society of Painters in Watercolour, Mall Galleries, 2020,
Royal Watercolour Society, Bankside Gallery, 2020.
Moorwood Art Online Exhibition, 2020.
New English Art Club, 2018, Mall Galleries.
Moorwood Art,2017, Bruton, Somerset.
New English Art Club, 2017, Mall Galleries.
Royal Society of Marine Artists,2017, Mall Galleries.
Royal Society of Marine Artists,2016, Mall Galleries.
Royal Institute of Oil Painters,2016, Mall Galleries.
Bay Tree Gallery, 2015, Wiltshire.
Moorwood Art,2015, Bruton Somerset.
New English Art Club, 2014, Mall Galleries.
Royal Society of Marine Artists,2015, Mall Galleries.
Society of Wildlife Artists, 2015, Mall Galleries.
Moorwood Art, 2015
First View Gallery, Stourton, Wiltshire, 2015
Moorwood Art,Somerset, 2014,2013,2012
Moorwood Art, Herefordshire, 2013
McMasterTims, Dorset 2012
Sandroyd School, Dorset, 2012
Moorwood Art, Somerset, 2011
Port Regis School, 2008.
Countrycalling: Lucinda Storm a painting a day. Article written about my paintings featured in an upcoming exhibition.
Countrycalling: Inhabiting the Moment. Article on my painting practice.