Lucy Newton | Waterston house

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Lucy Newton
The Donald Watson Gallery in Waterston House
The Scottish Ornithologists’ Club, Aberlady
Running from May 26 – July 26
Preview Friday May 26 from 7.00-9.00pm

Lucy was born and raised on a farm just outside West Calder and was always fascinated by the flora and fauna of the surrounding countryside and farmland; she would spend hours exploring and observing everything from frog spawn to frost patterns and developed a deep interest in nature. This love of wildlife has always stayed with her and now forms the basis of all her work.

Her first formal art education was at Manchester Metropolitan University where she did a foundation course in Art and Design. She then went on to specialise in illustration and completed a degree at Edinburgh College of Art. Initially, after graduating, she did some freelance illustration work, including work for the Sunday Herald after winning their Political Portraits competition with a portrait of the then first minister Alex Salmond. She has also worked with Wynstones Press on a number of projects including producing a series of 40 greetings cards and was Wildlife Artist in Residence for the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland 2015-2016.

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