Since the age of five, Lucy Collings has sketched scenes from her natural surroundings. As a child growing up in South Africa, she enjoyed drawing and painting the horses on her families’ farm. Today she is inspired by the mountains where she lives, skis and hikes. She has lived in North Vancouver, British Columbia since 1978.
Lucy enjoys painting “plein air” and finds that those paintings have a special sense of “place”. They are a reminder of the weather and flavour of that particular day and location, and especially so if the bugs were bad.
Lucy is a signature member of the Federation of Canadian Artists and an active member of the North Shore Artists’ Guild.