Artists Lucy Stopford

My practice depends on risk and the dynamic that comes from working from life. I am interested in the relationship between marks and likeness. In recording the process by drawing attention to the material, working intuitively and rejecting the safety and repetition of a reliable method to find a new language for each new subject.


  • BA Fine Art  Leeds University
  • Florence Academy/Charles Cecil Studios, Florence


  • Fellow - Royal Society of Arts
  • Honorary Member - Oxford Art Society
  • Committee Member - The Contemporary British Portrait Painters
  • Committee Member - Oxford Art Society Associates
  • Tutor, Life Classes - Sunningwell School of Art 
  • Tutor, Life Classes - St John’s College, Oxford
  • 2017 - 2021 Resident Artist Old Fire Station
  • Studio Trustee Magdalen Road Studios

Recent Exhibitions 

  • 2017/18 - BP Portrait Award - London NPG and Edinburgh NPG
  • NEAC - Mall Galleries
  • SWA - Mall Galleries
  • Pastel - Society Mall Galleries
  • RBA - Mall Galleries
  • Royal Society of Portrait Painters - Mall Galleries
  • RWA - Bristol 
  • CBPP Cass Art, Old Fire Station, The Department Store, Brixton
  • Two-man Show - Sewell Gallery, Radley, Oxford Kendrew Barn and St John’s, Oxford