Playful and whimsical, Anderson's pieces depict imagery that is personal yet common, familiar yet ambiguous. The images in the work present a kind of stream of consciousness that reminds the viewer of many things at once: childhood dreams, signs and symbols, fold tales and home life. The deliberately raw finish of the pieces celebrate the honesty of both material and process.
Lucy Anderson is a Brisbane based artist who works predominantly with oil on found pieces of pine. Since graduating in 2012 from Queensland College of Art, Lucy has had two solo exhibitions and been part of various group shows and art prizes in Australia including receiving ‘highly commended’ at the 2018 Moreton Bay Art Awards. Her works are part of private and public collections including Queensland University of Technology.
- When my graduate show sold out
- Show at Jan Manton Gallery, Brisbane
- My paintings being featured in Vogue, Australia magazine in Zoe Foster-Blake's house
What medium do you work with, and why have you chosen them?
I work with oil paints on board, mostly found bits of pine. I enjoy the character of the pine and feel it adds a certain life to the work. I like to leave the raw edges and allow them to become part of the piece itself. Theres a quality to oil paints that stands out to me. Maybe the old fashioned nature of it, maybe the rich butteriness sitting on the pine.
How does your artwork get from initial concept to exhibition stage?
My work is informed mostly by my materials. I see a piece of board and will get a feeling for the work straight away. Not that it ever turns out to be the initial concept. I play around a lot and enjoy pushing my work to new phases of my practice.
Can you tell us a little more about your creative working environment/studio?
I work in my studio that we built in our garden at home.