Talented Hartlepool teen’s artwork goes on show in London

Lucy Snowdon and her works of art.

Lucy Snowdon and her works of art.

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Talented teenager Lucy Snowdon has gained international recognition after her work went on show in London.

The student from Cleveland College of Art & Design (CCAD), which has a campus in Hartlepool, exhibited two pieces of illustrative art as part of the Hear Me Roar display.

Lucy, who is from Hartlepool, was one of 33 female artists from all over the world to have their work displayed.

The 19-year-old has just completed her first year of study on the BA (Hons) Illustration for Commercial Application course at Cleveland College of Art & Design.

She was invited by the London-based online gallery, Skull & Heart, to exhibit two pieces, which were created especially for the exhibition held at theprintspace in Shoreditch.

Lucy’s work was inspired by her love of both animal art and fantasy-based designs.

It was fantastic to take part and see my works featured alongside other artists. Hear Me Roar was such a success that they even extended the exhibition for another week.

Lucy Snowdon

She created a series of exotic dart frogs which were dressed in tribal wear in black and white.

Her second, more colourful piece was called Flight. It featured two Wyvern Dragons in flight and showed Lucy’s enthusiasm for fantasy-based art.

The illustration exhibition was open to visitors throughout last month. It showcased screen prints from international female artists, and even included a VIP opening night.

Lucy said she was delighted to be involved with such a prestigious event.

She added: “I was over the moon to be asked to take part in this exhibition for up and coming female artists.”

She explained how the invitation came about through Cleveland College of Art & Design and a guest lecture, which was given by leading illustrators Drew Millward and Dan Mumford.

Lucy added: “After they viewed my work, I was introduced to some artists who work for Skull & Heart, and the gallery asked me to create my own designs for the show.

“It was fantastic to take part and see my works featured alongside other artists.”

Hear Me Roar was such a success, said Lucy, that they “even extended the exhibition for another week”.

Lucy has another two years of study ahead of her. She is concentrating on her course work but is considering a career in book illustration in the future.