I am an artist and teacher living and working in Cornwall. My work is expressive and semi-abstract with an emphasis on rich colour, shape, texture and mark-making. Fortunate to have always lived within a mile or so of the beautiful and varied Cornish coastline I'm constantly inspired by the land and seascapes of Cornwall and my travels around Mexico, the Mediterranean and Morocco.

I enjoy being in the elements…the sight of a tangle of twigs in a Cornish hedgerow, the taste of salt air as I’m buffeted by the wind on a clifftop or breathing in the intoxicating scent of orange blossom as I lean against a sun-baked wall…my senses absorb moments like these and influence the way I work.

Often, in my sketchbook, attempting to capture a memory I'll jot down a few words similar to a Haiku poem to describe something that has captured my attention and poetry will often be the starting point for printmaking.

 

   petal in river

  beneath pink Kasbah Itran

  valley of roses

 ©  Lisa Lucas