A Celebration of the Work of Lucie Bray (1974 – 2014)

Headland St Ives, Lucie Bray

In January of this year, talented St Ives artist and Porthmeor Studios resident Lucie Bray died unexpectedly at the age of 39.

An outstanding sea and landscape painter, Lucie held her first ever solo exhibition at New Craftsman Gallery St Ives in 2011 and has held regular annual shows at the gallery since that time.

Lucie was working on her 2014 show before her death and this May, in collaboration with Lucie’s estate, New Craftsman will be going ahead with the exhibition as planned. Made up of both new and recent works, the event will be a celebration of Lucie’s talent and passion for the Cornish land and seascape.

The exhibition will include contributions from key members of the St Ives arts community, in the form of handwritten submissions to be exhibited alongside the paintings, which respond to Lucie’s paintings and celebrate the subjects which inspired Lucie and her working practice.

Lucie was extremely proud to have been part of the arts community of St Ives, and this exhibition will be a community led celebration of everything wonderful about Cornwall that inspired Lucie, and many other artist both now and before her.

24th May to 5th July 2014

For further information contact New Craftsman Gallery, 24 Fore Street, St Ives, Cornwall TR26 1HE / 01736 795652

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