LUCIE FLYNN – BIOGRAPHY
Lucie Flynn was born in London in 1973 after completing a degree in printed textiles at Brunel University, Lucie became a fashion textile designer and painter in London selling to clients in NY, LA and Japan.
“My creative life took an interesting detour after I was offered a studio space in the heart of Shoreditch – which I shared with an internationally known artist.”
LUCIE FLYNN – IN THE BEGINNING
“The artist taught me the basics in preparing my own canvases and before I knew it I was exhibiting my paintings in the surrounding area with my work being placed in a few of the new galleries that were popping up at the time. In the beginning, I was primarily concentrating on painting portraits of my social group at that time and moving to an ongoing ‘Cow Series’ – the first of which was purchased by Banksy for his friend Damien Hirst.”
This original collection of work was inspired by a selection of photographs that were taken on the day of the Eclipse in 2001 and resulted in a sellout show. This theme is being revisited by the artist who is working towards an exhibition for a new take on the original series. Lucie Flynn was scouted to work for the artist Damien Hirst, beginning as a fabricator and progressing to Assistant Studio Manager. She worked closely with Damien and his personal art collection, alongside sourcing works and materials for production and international exhibitions.
LUCIE FLYNN – ARTIST STATEMENT
“With my painting style, I leave a lot to chance and apply many layers of paint to the canvas before wiping away and reapplying new blocks or sections. This results in a light and fluid form, nothing can appear to look perfect or too finished in the traditional sense. I mix a variety of mediums to acrylic paint which gives me many textures to play with. It is easy to notice that I am drawn to the more melancholy side of things in my subject matter but in contrast, the colour palette is bright and clashing” – Lucie Flynn
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