Countryside and sea at her doorstep, Devon based Lucy Cartwright is lucky enough to draw much of her inspiration from the beautiful nature around her. Animals and plant-life feature often in her work along with a considered use of textures and detail. Her limited use of muted colour palettes and a clear love of pattern ties in with her interest of vintage prints, art deco posters and traditional print processes.
Regardless of what is being illustrated, her work holds a strong sense of narrative – whether a wonderfully detailed landscape or a bowl of fruit, you are drawn in wanting to know the story behind it. This mix of decorative and compelling narrative elements creates striking compositions full of romance and wonder.