About the North Shore Art Crawl

The North Shore Art Crawl is a free community event that celebrates the creative energy of local artists. The event features artists in approachable venues all throughout the North Shore, inviting community to engage with and learn about their practices. The North Shore Art Crawl energizes and inspires community through uplifting the arts.

Lucy Collings

Pronouns: she/her
Medium: Oil


Host Business: The Quay Market
123 Carrie Cates Court
North Vancouver

Opening Reception on Friday, October 13th, from 7-9pm


About the Artist

Lucy Collings uses oil paints to produce her loose, representational paintings. She enjoys lively brushstrokes which give a vibrancy to any scene, and can never be confused with photography. She particularly enjoys painting on location because of the special flavour and directness that painting under a time pressure achieves. After about two hours the light and shadows have changed significantly.She grew up in South Africa and would sketch the horses on the family farm, and during school years carried on drawing and painting and eventually did a couple of years of University Fine Arts. However she realized that Fine Arts would probably not produce a successful living and changed to a BSc Degree.Raising a family was a full-time enterprise so Lucy returned to painting when her kids were attending school. In Canada she has attended many work shops over the years and is a Life member of the North Shore Artists Guild and an Associate Member of the Federation of Canadian Artists.
North Shore Art Crawl 2023