Lucy Parsons (Contemporary)
Born 1953 in West Sussex. Trained and worked in London as an Occupational Therapist, before moving to Scotland in 1979 to learn pottery and sculpture from Chris Hall. Carved wood and stone, modelled and cast human and animal forms, whilst exhibiting in and around Edinburgh. Married to architect, Ian Parsons, in 1983. In 1992, with three children, we moved to a farmhouse 28 miles east of Edinburgh in the foothills of the Lammermuir hills. Here, surrounded by hills, red earth, and glimpses of sea, constantly changing with the light and the weather, she found a new freedom of expression in colour, and became inspired to paint the patterns of the land.
She is particularly fond of hares; mysterious companions on my wanderings in the hills and fields, and has been painting and sculpting them. Paint in oils, water based mixed media, pastel and water colour, and now sculpt mostly in clay for Bronze.