Lucy Marks’ Dawn to Dusk exhibition at Petworth
Sussex artist Lucy Marks is following in J.M.W. Turner’s footsteps for her solo exhibition Dawn to Dusk at Petworth House. Saturday 3 July – Sunday 19 September 2021, 10:30am-4:30pm.
This summer you can discover 55 paintings in oil and watercolour that were inspired by the Deer Park at Petworth, by award-winning painter Lucy Marks. She has spent six months painting the 700-acres of countryside that makes up the ‘Capability’ Brown parkland, with the theme behind her work inspired by famous landscape painter J.M.W. Turner.
" The title of the exhibition, Dawn to Dusk, is a nod to Turner, who regularly visited and painted Petworth. His work featured sunsets and sunrises in both watercolour and oil. As a landscape painter I, too, wanted to capture the cycle of a day at Petworth, from its dreamy sunrises to its gentle and dramatic sunsets."
Lucy has used her painting skills to create dynamic compositions and interpretations of the landscape around her, especially focusing on dramatic skies, something which Petworth Park offers in abundance.
Demonstrations and meet the artist
Throughout Dawn to Dusk Lucy will be carrying out demonstrations and meet the artist sessions to offer visitors a chance to chat to her about her work and painting techniques.
Meet the Artist: Sun 25 Jul, Fri 13 Aug, Sat 4 Sep
Artist’s Demonstrations: Sun 11 Jul, Thu 22 Jul, Wed 11 Aug, Sat 28 Aug, Wed 8 Sep
The exhibition artworks will be available to purchase at Petworth House itself alongside the exhibition catalogue or online via her website www.lucymarks.co.uk
The Cedars oil painting by Lucy Marks
This painting by Lucy depicting the cedar trees at Petworth was created on wood panel and is 25x25cm.
Summer Sun oil painting by Lucy Marks
The shimmering waters in Petworth Park feature in this painting, which was created on cradle board and is 120x120cm.
The Rotunda Under Blue Skies oil painting by Lucy Marks
Featuring the Ionic Rotunda built in 1766 that stands in the Pleasure Garden at Petworth, this painting is on wood panel and is 20x20cm.
Deer Park and Sunlit Skies watercolour painting by Lucy Marks
The dramatic skies of Petworth Park and its sweeping landscape are captured in this watercolour that is 30x30cm.
Champagne Sparkle oil painting by Lucy Marks
Moody clouds move over the pond in this oil painting on cradle board, 50x50cm.
About Lucy Marks
Lucy Marks is an award-winning landscape painter whose dynamic compositions communicate the changing energy and movement within the landscape. She starts by working outside, en plein air, drawing sketches in watercolour and oil from the landscape, then creates the final piece in her studio.
She holds an MA in Fine Art from Brighton University and is an Associate Member of the Royal Watercolour Society. Her work has also shown in the Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual Show, the ING Discerning Eye Exhibition, the Sunday Times Watercolour Competition and is held in private collections.
In addition to a selection of large studio works on show during the exhibition at Petworth, there are also Lucy’s smaller plein air studies both oil and watercolour, all painted in the park and garden.
" Walking round the show is a bit like exploring Petworth Park and Garden. There are leafy quiet spots through to majestic sweeps of wildness, some tight and busy areas, and some more relaxed open spaces."
Dawn to Dusk is open in the Servants’ Quarters at Petworth House and Park from Saturday 3 July – Sunday 19 September 2021, 10:30am-4:30pm. Visitors are required to purchase a ticket to the site to enter, free for National Trust members.