Art Exhibition: Lucy MacBrayne
June – July 2022
During this period, local artist Lucy MacBrayne will be adding to the exhibition by working from Red Lion Books. With our new City status, her intention is to create collages of Colchester’s iconic buildings, which we are told, will include Red Lion Books 🙂
We will host a Private Viewing of her work on Wednesday 8th June at 6pm. Please contact us if you would like to attend. Pop along to Red Lion Books between 6pm and 7pm to meet artist Lucy and to view the exhibition. This free event will include a welcome drink. Please be aware that this event is downstairs at Red Lion Books so please let us know if you have any accessibility needs.
I am madly in love with using a variety of mediums, like collage, painting, mark making and printing to create abstract, colourful and textured pieces. Nature is my “go to” inspiration as it never disappoints and never runs out – it is perfectly imperfect, just like life, and this is my reason for loving mixed media art. There are no such things as mistakes and it allows freedom to create amazing effects with beautiful layers and texture.My new collection of art “In Bloom” is inspired by the ability of flowers to simply make us feel better. In the words of Gerard De Nerval – “Flowers are food, sunshine and medicine for the soul”. We all need some of that right now and these floral prints promise to bring colour, positivity and happiness to any wall.I also run creative workshops, showing how you can create your own mixed media pieces too. Art is for everyone, not just “artists”, and I believe that we are all born creative. You may think “I’m not good enough” or “I’m not arty”, but it is so much easier than you think! You don’t need to be able to draw or be “good at art” to enjoy my workshops. My simple processes for making your own abstract art with your unique stamp on it, are fun and truly liberating. Creativity is a human emotion, like love and happiness, that we are all capable of unlocking. And when we do, it can be fundamental in helping us live more fulfilled lives.