Lucie BRAY

Lucie BRAY

Lucie was born in Truro. She studied at Falmouth and Wimbledon Schools of Art. She lived in St Ives, Cornwall, and painted seascapes in situ on the beach using a special white tent to reduce the glare of sunlight on her wet painting boards. Having painted predominantly in oils, in 2011 she began using acrylics for large scale works. This is something that allowed her to paint quite quickly reflecting her "all in one go" approach when painting out of doors.

Lucie's first solo exhibition was held at The New Craftsman in St Ives in 2011. She exhibited in many mixed shows and in the Affordable Art Exhibitions in London. She died in Camborne, Cornwall following a long illness.

Her parents, Heather and the late Barry Bray, were also artists.


Painter in oil and acrylic

works and access

Works incl: The Mount from Tregarthen Farm; Cloud Shadows over the Fields (2002); Summer Surf; White Water Porthmeor


1999: Galerie Delar, New York

2000: Rainyday Gallery, Penzance: Joint show with Luke FROST and Maggie HENSHALL

2001: New English Art Club Exhibition, The Mall Galleries, London

WCAA Founding Art Auction (Donor) Queens Hotel, Penzance, April 2004

Affordable Art Fair, London

2011: New Craftsman, St Ives, solo May-July

2011: 'The Female Perspective' Group show, Chapel Gallery, Gulval, April-May



misc further info



The Cornishman, 1 Apr 1999; 8 Nov 2001; January 2014, Memorial notes and tributes

The Cornishman, 2 June 2011 'A notable, absorbing first at New Craftsman', 'What's on' review, illus likeness/image

W H Lane Sale Catalogue 2004, WCAA

Whybrow (2013) St Ives: The Story of Porthmeor Studios;