The wonderful colourful creations by British textile artist Lucy Levenson are breath-taking and uplifting.
Working from a basement studio at her home in Berkhamsted, Lucy has developed a distinctive quirky style with a mixture of folk and humour. In many of Lucy's designs it is evident she has a very vivid imagination and loves to demonstrate her story-telling skills in her work.
The use of gorgeous vintage fabrics collected over many years, combined with detailed hand embroidery and fabric painting, results in unique artworks from wall hangings and lampshades to cushions and throws.
Misfortune set Lucy on a different path from her first career as a highly successful photographer. Lucy travelled the world on assignments until her daughter became seriously ill. Unable to continue her photography and having to spend endless hours by her daughter's hospital bedside, Lucy took up drawing and sewing. With a very talented creative eye Lucy produced stunning photographs winning her a number of awards, her extensive travel provided her with much inspiration for her future designs. Lucy preferred to work in black and white in her photography, a huge contrast to the bursts of vivid colour that are a signature of her work today.
As Lucy's work developed, she started to produce a wide range of designs. Country Living magazine focused on Lucy as a ‘new talent’ to be watched, and she has been the topic of many features in magazines worldwide. Lucy appeared on Channel 4's 'Paul Martins Handmade Revolution', as well as having her work included in numerous exhibitions.
Lucy's exciting work is extremely popular and is collected globally, particularly in the United States and Australia. She has a large social media following and is hoping to start a You Tube blog with demonstrations.
Future projects include publishing a craft book, a craft TV programme and producing her own ready-made craft kits for sale. Lucy lives in Hertfordshire with her husband and daughter and currently undertakes workshops in the UK in between her busy creative schedule.