I am Lucy Care, an artist, writer and historian. I trained at Norwich School of Art and the University of Bristol and later at the University of East Anglia. I have worked at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, for the W.E.A, in various schools and, more recently, on various community art projects in North Norfolk. These include the 'Pastons' Country' project a collaboration between 20 artists and poets to make a new book based on the Paston letters, local trausure hunt projects involving painting hippos and lobsters and currently, 'Dreams of Life and Death' a ceramics project working with schools and the local community to explore medieval wall paintings. I started work with oils and watercolours and now use both these and collage, film, print and clay. In 2001 I took part in 'Artlights', an Arts council initiative illuminating Cromer in ten different light installations.
As an historian, I am deeply involved with the Paston Heritage society who seek to inform and explore the wonderful world of the Paston letters¦(www.pastonheritage.co.uk)
I am fascinated by the beauty and unexpectedness of the ordinary and use found objects deliberately for that reason in installations and in printmaking. I like to encourage interaction with my art and with the viewer so that from being a spectator it becomes possible to be part of the act of creation. I look for that moment when "˜Suddenly everybody bursts out singing." Because of this, I have always been involved in community arts projects and am still, usually with the Paston Heritage society.
In 2016 I will be exhibiting at Hoveton Hall and Blickling Hall with Caperac, at Norfolk Open Studios with Jo Arnold and at Paston Church, 'Dreams of Life and Death' February 20th.
Hope you enjoy looking around please feel free to contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org . Visits to the studio are possible by arrangement only. Most work is for sale.