lucy mccoy is an abstract artist living in Los Angeles focused primarily on conceptual acrylic paintings and collages. Her work is highly personal, exploring images of places and objects found in the world around us as well as discovered through her dreams and active imagination. In addition to capturing these external and personalized images, her paintings express a sense of the energy and range of emotions she experiences through the uncovering of these same images. Lucy’s process involves a dynamic physicality moving back and forth between multiple layers of gestural abstraction and mark making to a scraping away of burdensome distractions to a quieter focus on the subtlety of form and color and back again to intuitive movement and mark making. She often describes her work as a record of her creative journey with a life and an energy which is part of her but at the same time separate.

lucy earned her Associate of Arts degree in Two-Dimensional Art from Los Angeles Valley College (LAVC) and has continued to study art and photography at LAVC and other educational institutions including UCLA Extension, Otis College of Art & Design (Adult Ed Program), Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Idyllwild Arts and the Kline Academy of Fine Art. Throughout the past ten years she has also participated in numerous art workshops and programs to enhance her practice. She credits her ongoing work with The Painting Experience, which facilitates a deeply intuitive painting process, as her source of inspiration and support throughout the creative journey.

lucy was born and raised in the SF Bay Area and has lived in Los Angeles most of her adult life. In addition to her passion for all forms of artistic expression, she is an avid hiker, meditator, traveler, and reader and loves to spend time with her family, close friends, her German Shepherd Reina and 2 adorable cats.