Lucy McLoughlin: Live Event Artist

We managed to sneak enough time to ask Lucy some questions about her work - enjoy!

S: How did you discover your talent for real-time painting and illustration?

L: From the age of 4 I said I wanted to do 'something with drawing'. I studied Textile Design and my mum was a tailor so looking back now it makes perfect sense that I have become a live event artist painting people and their glorious outfits. When I worked as an art lecturer I often gave demonstrations so that's where I got over the fear of painting live in front of an audience A course at Saint Martins and a discussion with a copywriter about my ideas helped me to focus and the concept of being a live event artist was born.

S: What do you enjoy most about what you do?

L: I have the dream job and I basically created it myself! I have combined everything I love: people, celebrations & parties, fashion, music, culture, theatre and painting, it's all there and it's marvellous. I get to go to all sorts of places, meet lots of lovely people and I get to see behind the scenes. It is fascinating and exciting and I am learning new things all the time.

S: It's clear from your website that you get to capture people at some incredible and exclusive events, which have been your favourite and is there an event you'd love the opportunity to paint?

L: My favourite event so far has got to be working in the Royal Enclosure at Ascot for 5 glorious days. I even got to paint the queen (although she doesn't know it... ssh!). I suppose the Royal Garden Party would be a pretty amazing event to attend. But really it's the diversity of my job that I love so very much.


Find out and view more of Lucy's work on her website.

On Friday 28th October we were fortunate enough to be joined at The Theatre Royal Winchester by live event artist Lucy McLoughlin. Lucy records shows, weddings and corporate events by painting in real-time, capturing guests, acts and their outfits!

Lucy's view from the circle during sound check.

Lucy's view from the circle during sound check.