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Name: Lucy Hadley

Medium:Illustration

The natural world is incredibly important to me, it’s where I go to be me. I like to visit cities, I grew up in one, but it’s the wild coastal landscape and the weather of Scotland where I feel most at home.

The wildlife here fascinates me, the playfulness and humour I observe keeps me amused for hours. It’s this deep respect of the natural environment that is reflected in much of my work. I aim to draw people into a similarly interesting and playful world, to be captured by colour and texture, to feel connected to the view and intrigued by smaller details within it.

I use a mix of materials to create my visual language. I enjoy mixing traditional mark making techniques with modern digital practices. All of my work starts with ink for the line work, whether that be a building or an animal. I then use rollers and brushes with ink or paints to create texture—lots of texture. I bring all of the separate elements together to complete the final piece on my computer.

I studied BA (Hons) Graphic Design with a focus on Illustration in my third year, at the University of Cumbria and graduated with First Class Honours in 2015.