Lucy Martin is mainly a botanical artist, focusing on the mysterious beauty of fungi and lichens. She finds endless fascination in the intricate details of the natural world. Her paintings evoke places, rather than isolated specimens, as in more traditional botanical art. They are small landscapes, glimpses of the hidden life of the forest.
Lucy Martin’s paintings reflect her lifelong, deep connection with nature. Her hope is to communicate her delight in the myriad worlds waiting to be discovered right at our feet, if we'd only stop and look. Her belief is that it is this close attention to nature, and the love and respect for nature this attention will generate, that will lead us to save our wonderful planet. A true connection with nature is what we must pass on to our children and grandchildren.