Claire Lucas


Just over 30 years ago I studied a BTEC in general art & design which I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of and it gave me a good grounding in art. I went on to do a degree in three dimensional design but only completed the first year. Sadly i think i chose the wrong direction and I lost my confidence. I only dabbled here and there until last summer I decided to take part in the #drawingaugust on Twitter. Sharing my work on social media has provoked positive reactions which is slowly giving me confidence to pursue something i am very passionate about. I have surprised myself with my fascination with watercolour...definitely not a medium i would have expected to be drawn to and it is now becoming an obsession to learn and experiment more. The most difficult thing is finding time to draw and paint whilst juggling a job in accounts and bringing up 3 amazing children (who are all so very encouraging with my work)! My dream would be to have painting as a career but we all need a dream!