Observer Magazine August

I was recently interviewed by Emma Love for the Observer Magazine. The issue came out on the 13th of August.

Below is the piece written about me. 

“I love talking about plants; I could bore your socks off about the subject,” says Somerset-based artist Lucy Auge, who is known for her calligraphy ink artwork series which are often painted over a season, in a specific location.

Usually a set consists of around 40 A4 paintings (they are sold individually) but for her first big show in Bath two years ago, she upped the number to 500 and used aged, 18th-century paper found in her godmother’s attic.

“I was going to do 1,000 paintings until my brother did the maths and worked out that I’d have to finish one every 10 minutes,” she jokes.

“I didn’t realise how old the paper was until I took it to a specialist to get more and discovered it was made in the same French mill that supplied Turner.”

Recently, she was commissioned to do a set of paintings for the refurbished Gleneagles hotel in Perthshire; now she is spending much of her time preparing for a London show next spring. “I’m still using inks but moving into colour,” she reveals. “I’m experimenting with my palette and trying to capture the spirit of the plants.”