Galloway-based Lucy Hadley’s love of the Scottish outdoors has inspired her exhibition at Thomas Tosh in Thornhill, which starts on 14th July.
Lucy has created images from oil rigs up in the Cromarty Firth, to the Southerness lighthouse down here on the Solway Coast. “I just love being outside and exploring new places. I always have my camera and sketch pad with me.”
Lucy combines line drawing, inking and computer technology to produce high quality prints inspired by her Scottish adventures.
Some settings are directly recognisable, while other scenes are more interpretative.
“Some images are straight from my sketchbook; so you’d recognise Crail in the North East if you’d been there.
While if you go to Bruichladdich on Islay on the west coast, you’d spot a wee pier. It won’t look exactly like the pier in my illustration, but there are similarities. It’s just I’ve added my own personality.”
Lucy, whose love of all things outdoors also extends to her work as a ranger at Galloway Forest, will be exhibiting some of her favourite works and will also be launching limited edition prints for the first time.
“These new limited editions are inspired by walks I have enjoyed in the Durisdeer area near Thornhill and I hope to add to this collection during my six week exhibition at Thomas Tosh.”
Lucy studied Graphic Design and Illustration at the University of Cumbria and graduated with a First Class BA (hons) degree.
The exhibition ‘Scottish Adventures’ runs until Sunday 3rdSeptember. Lucy will also be at Thomas Tosh on Saturday 5thAugust, and Sunday 6th August to talk to customers about her work, and show a selection of her sketchbooks.
Lucy Hadley at Thomas Tosh | Friday 14th July-Sunday 3rd September
Thomas Tosh is at 19 East Morton Street, Thornhill, DG3 5LZ. Telephone: 01848 331 553.
Open Monday-Saturday 9.30am-5pm, Sundays 10.30am-4pm