Lucy Gray is a visual artist, living and working on the West Coast of Scotland. She uses the skills she gained during her degree at Central School of Art and Design, and her subsequent training in furniture restoration to create her beautifully made transformative mixed media sculptures. Her specialist work as a master gilder and lacquer continue to inform her sculpture.
Lucy Gray's work is born out of a desire to communicate and her process is often the unravelling of an emotional response. She explains in her own words:
'I am fascinated by natural forms and their presentation as / transformation into precious objects that was so highly prized by collectors in the Victorian era. The lymph system of a porpoise infused with mercury (on display at the Hunterian collection in Glasgow) was the inspiration for ' His love in my bones ' a sculpture made of gessoed and gilded ivy that explores the feeling of the presence of The Holy Spirit. I work in mixed media, often combining traditional techniques with modern materials'