Lucy Webster

Grantham, Lincolnshire

I am a wildlife conservationist turned artist due to the global pandemic. Ever since I can remember I have always been obsessed with animals. As a creative child I used to draw pictures and write stories about them all the time. Animals have always been a part of my life and so are the main subject for my work.

I chose to study art at both GCSE and A-level however the restricted topics caused me to lose some of my passion and creative inspiration. Therefore when it came to choosing a degree, I went with Wildlife Conservation. I loved every second of the course which deepened my knowledge and understanding of the natural world and gave me an even greater appreciation for the species we share the planet with. I developed a particular fascination with animal behaviour and physiology which is something I still focus on when studying detailed photos whilst drawing.

It was only due to the lockdowns in 2020 that I rediscovered my creative side. In doing so I realised that perhaps art could be my voice for conservation rather than science. Having braved putting my artwork out there on social media, I have been taking pet portrait commissions since May 2020 and am now also expanding on more wildlife related work, including many collections which will hopefully be produced in the not too distant future.

Having been fortunate to work with many species including wolves, otters, turtles, owls and typical British wildlife species, my love for nature keeps me motivated and I hope to donate regularly to various wildlife conservation causes.
In relation to this, I am a proud supporter of the organisation Helping Rhinos as well as an ambassador for Treeapp_uk.
I pride myself on ensuring every aspect of my art business is eco-friendly and has minimal environmental impact.

Whilst I predominantly work in coloured pencil, a medium which fulfils my need for attention to detail, I also enjoy experimenting with watercolours, inks and charcoal, mediums which I will no doubt continue exploring into the future.

Media

Coloured pencils

Subjects

Animal, Pet, Wildlife

Favoured Products & Brands

Faber-Castell polychromos pencils and Pitt artist pens

Derwent Lightfast pencils

Caran d’Ache luminance coloured pencils

Hahnemuhle paper