In her artist statement Lucy Ward writes: I’m a printmaker based at Thames-Side Studios in London. I make my work in the print studio there and in my own studio on the same site, and I’m a member of Greenwich Printmakers, an artist-run gallery in Greenwich Market.
I primarily work in etching and aquatint, but if another technique will suit an idea better, I’ll change my method. It depends on the image and the effect I want to create.
I like to convey atmosphere, explore our relationship with the natural world, and inspire imagined stories. I’m interested in how the familiar can become suddenly strange because of a change in weather, light or time, and the idea that places experience things that we may or may not witness. I aim to create the feeling that my work captures a moment when something is about to happen, or the air is still resonating from an event in the past.