Adrian Hill Fine Art Presents:

Lucy McKie ROI


Born in Yorkshire, Lucy chose not to follow the route of a formal art school education, instead preferring simply to paint and learn from close observation, and studying painting and portraiture. She began accepting commissions, and now has portraits and still life paintings in collections all over the world.

Lucy works in oil on canvas or linen, painting from a combination of life and photographs, especially for portraiture. She likes to visit the sitter’s environment, and truly absorb “them” and their personality. She tends to work on one painting at a time so that she can focus entirely on the subject. When painting portraits, Lucy likes to capture the spirit, essence and character of the sitter, and so she thoroughly enjoys our meetings and absorbs all the information and details she can, however small. Lucy feels a portrait needs to be based on trust, and listening!

Lucy’s paintings take a varied amount of time depending on complexity. A simple still life may be relatively quick, but a group portrait far more time consuming. Usually she works with rather small brushes painting very finely, gradually building the detail. She begins with a detailed drawing drawn directly onto the canvas, and then builds up the painting gradually over the established foundations.