Lockdown inspires Ketton artist to find a new lease of creative life
During lockdown, a lot of people have been inspired to start afresh with long-forgotten talents, and Rutland artist Lucy Cade is no different. Lucy graduated in classics at Oxford University and went on to complete an art foundation at Oxford Brookes University before setting up as a practising artist.
After having three children, Lucy took a break, but now she is back and putting the finishes to her next solo show, The Supposition of her Existence which will feature 18 of her paintings and will run at Stamford Contemporary Arts from Monday the 10th May to Saturday the 12th June.
Currently, Lucy combines both of her skills, teaching classics part-time at Leicester Grammar School, while creating works and taking commissions as an artist. She said to the Stamford Mercury, “My coming back was really sparked by lockdown in March last year, It helped propel me into this new creative phase.”
“I just found I had a lot more time and a lot of energy. It made me rethink what I wanted to get out of life.
“I hadn’t realised how much energy that had taken from me and had forgotten what it was like to be immersed in art. It was fun.
“I’m looking to reduce my teaching hours and gradually edge towards self-employment again.”
To see Lucy’s work at the London Paint Club, visit londonpaintclub.com/category/exhibition/current/ or visit lucycade.wordpress.com
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