Lucy Alterman

About Lucy

Born into an arty family, I was a rebellious punk teenager in 1970's London.

At college, I studied Arts and Crafts experimenting with different mediums and specialising in sculpture.

I trained in floristry and designed weekly hotel floral displays, wedding banquet flowers and bouquets.

Silk painting appealed to me for its innate beauty and I learnt the techniques with Tony Wigg at Garden Suburb Institute and later Hampstead School of Art.

Previously, I had a long legal career and still volunteer for IPSEA, a charity that gives legal advice to parents of children with SEND to access education.

I have lived in Finchley with my husband and 2 sons for 20 years.


My Work

I mainly use French acid steam set dyes with the traditional Serti Gutta resist technique, alcohol and water.

I love working with vibrant colour pallets and experimenting with different  resist techniques to achieve diverse effects, giving movement, texture and flow to my work.
Currently, I am developing techniques using organic mineral pigments in my work.

Painting on the delicate texture of silk brings an ethereal and emotional effect to my work.  I like to focus on the mind body connection with the universe and the natural world.

Exhibitions

  • September 2021 EFOA Open House Exhibition.
  • October 2021 The Northern Line Exhibition at the Highgate Literary Society.
  • June/ July 2022 EFOA Open House Exhibition.
  • September / October 2022 Connections Exhibition at the Original Gallery, Hornsey.
  • November 2022 EFOA Winter Fair.
  • June/July 2023 EFOA Open House Exhibition.
  • November 2023 EFOA Winter Fair.
  • Spring Term 2024 The Art Stables, Teaching Silk Painting weekly course.

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