Lee Lucey recently graduated from Crawford College of Art and Design with a BA (Honours) Degree in Fine Art and was selected to exhibit in Joan Clancy Gallery from the Degree Show where she received special mention by Irish Times Arts Critic Aidan Dunne.
Lee was born in London and has made her home in Cork City. She has a background of working in theatre as a Costume Designer, but painting has always been and remains her passion. Her work is found in private collections and in the Cork Institute of Technology collection.
She explains of her work "the paintings are inspired by places I know well, along by the river Lee, together with their associated stories and myths.
"The work looks at landscape as being a site for hauntology. When away from the familiarity of home an open space can appear haunted, memories are relived, and fragmented remnants of the past overlap into the present; past and present intertwine creating the uncanny.
"The paintings are gradually built up using layers of acrylic paint, working in studio from sketches, combining them with images of figures inspired from old photographs of the area taken in the 1950s and 1960s".