Lucy gained her masters at The Royal College of Art in 2009. She is now a practising fine artist and illustrator based in Todmorden having recently moved  from London after 17 years. She was born in South Africa to English parents and brought up in Gloucestershire from the age of eight. 

“If you’ve ever loved books then these are the art works for you. Atherton creates worlds, highly patterned and distinctive, as exotic as a child’s imagination, and as a tenaciously memorable as her mystical and lovingly rendered cartographies. These pieces take you back to a time when you didn’t just read books, but lived in them, and could not leave behind the worlds in them simply by closing the cover. If you like Wes Anderson you’ll love these”

 Please contact Lucy for sales of originals, limited edition prints and commissions.


         Thin Place, solo show, Mathew Houldings space 2018
 I waited ‘til winter, solo show, Water st gallery, Todmorden December 2017
 Small works and winter exhibition, Water st gallery, Todmorden September 2017
Statens 130, Høstutstillingen, Oslo September 2016
 Recent works The Triangle, Shipley. October 2015
 Artist in residence, Mytholmroyd arts festival May 2015
The Place Lives, solo show, Water street gallery, Todmorden November 2014 
Scene and Unseen, Lauderdale House, London November 2014 
The affordable art fair, Hamburg with Thomas and Paul gallery July 2014,
Everything I made in Norway, Toms gallery, London 
, Artist residency at NKD, Norway, January - March 2014

 Creatures, Beasts & Beings Philadelphia Street Gallery, Bristol, September 2013

March 2013, Llindt Big Egg Hunt Countrywide

November 2012, Colargerie' exhibition Stew gallery, Norwich

December 2012, 'Tinta' print exhibition Albion Parade, London 

March 2012, Artist residency Mustarinda, Northern Finland 

2011, The Discerning Eye Mall galleries 

2011, New Paintings Freightliners City Farm, London 

2010, Draw with illustrator Angela Barrett RCA, London


Thomas and Paul


The Art Circus



Of Cabbages and Kings