A Painters Portfolio

My name is Lucy Marks. I live between south west London near the river and the coast near the beach in West Sussex. Both London living and coastal living inspire my work.

My aim is to paint landscapes that reflect the sense of the place, rather than what is actually there. To achieve that, I have taken an abstract approach and look to build in drama and to create a sensory reaction when viewing my work.

I paint on canvas and paper primarily using watercolours and oils. I work from nature and often use found objects from the landscape such as sticks, chalk and local water in my work. I hold an MA in Fine Art.


This section contains some of my most recent works. My paintings are a reflection of the natural world around us and I am influenced by both land and sea.

My aim is to create non representational works but a ‘sense’ of the place. I paint from my primary and secondary sources. I sketch in both pencil and watercolour and work back in the studio from these works. I find working from a sketch really allows for freedom.

The works in this gallery are in both oil and watercolour. Click here to see more of my work.

My most recent ‘Field Notes’

Saplings on the edge

I’m standing. Still. Breathing sharp cold air. Listening to the wind. The wood is talking. Phrases on the air. The birds are singing in the winter branches. They are noisy, squabbling, jumping hedgerows. Frost still crackles under my feet on dried and icy leaves. The saplings on the edge of the path leading out of… Read more »