Day 2: Lucy Goulding

This creative feminist (@lucygoulding_art) has inspired me from a very young age so I’m incredibly excited to introduce her to you all. 

Please may you introduce yourself and your practice.
My name is Lucy Goulding, I am a Fine Art graduate from Norwich University Of The Arts, specialising in abstract art. 

How did you develop your practice?
I have been making art for as long as I can remember but made the choice to pursue my hobby into something deeper during my final years at high school. It wasn’t an easy decision to make as most of my friends were pushing for academic courses at universities, many of which guaranteed employment post grad. However, I went with my heart and ended up completing 6 years of art studies. I now practice as a freelance artist.

What inspires you and why do you love your practice?
The biggest inspiration behind my artwork, simply put, is nature. For me, the most beautiful and powerful spectacles in life are all a product of the natural world and all I ever want to do is recreate them. I love to paint these places, colours, natural phenomenas, because the process temporarily takes me there. I guess it’s my own form of escapism. 

What does it mean to you to be a creative feminist?
Abstract art has been largely associated with being a male driven practice, but over the years those lines have been blurred as so many amazing female artists have graced the stage. The same artists who first influenced me (Joan Mitchell, Helen Frankenthaler…). I hope my work inspires other women to make abstract art too. 

Please make sure to give Lucy a follow on instagram (@lucygoulding_art) and check out her incredible work and leave a comment on this post to show her some love! I’m so delighted to have you on board Lucy.

If you are interested in purchasing any of Lucy’s work you can direct message her on Instagram or email on lucygouldingart@gmail.com.

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