Lucie De Moyencourt was born in 1983 in Paris, she grew up in South Africa, where she works as an architect, set designer, illustrator and painter. With no formal art training, painting and drawing is something Lucie has always done for herself. By observing her subjects very closely, she allows the brush to move around the canvas without giving it much thought, trusting that her hand will do something intuitive to what she is seeing. “I paint because I am addicted to the ‘surprise’ that the painted canvas gives me when I step back from the easel”.

Lucie’s mother was a ballet dancer and her father, an antique dealer and collector of African art, she says she has been inspired all her life by the things they have shown her.

Lucie has been painting Cape Town suburb by suburb for the last 4 years.  She started with the Atlantic Seaboard exhibition at Kleinsky’s Delicatessen, and exhibited the original paintings of the City Bowl series at the Voorkamer Gallery in December 2016

Lucie chooses to paint scenes of life within city spaces, these everyday snapshots are painted in many layers of black ink on top of each other to give an almost photographic quality.  Lucie is currently working her way around the Cape Peninsula with the view of publishing a book of drawings of the Cape in the future.  Postcards of the series are available to purchase from Fabricate shop at the Gardens Centre, as well as Chandler House

 

Upcoming exhibitions:

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November / December 2017: 50 x drawings around the Cape Penninsula.  Black ink drawings

march 2018: Chandler House exhibition of oil paintings, inner city gardens of Cape Town

previous exhibitions:

21/ Winchester Mansions Hotel, Print series of 50 X City Bowl (2017)

20/ The Irma Stern Museum, The Spirit of Irma (2016/2017)

19/ The Voorkamer Gallery, 50x City Bowl, solo show (2016)

18/ The Irma Stern Museum, Suzani  (2016)

17/ The Project Room, Windhoek, Namibia (2016)

16/ Skinny Legs Cafe, Season, solo show (2016)

15/ The Voorkamer, Fugly (2016)

14/ The Voorkamer, Palette cleanser (2016)

13/ Between 10 and 5, Travel exhibition (2016)

12/ The Voorkamer, Pink (2015 / 2016)

11/ The Voorkamer, Exhibitus, solo show (2015)

10/ The Voorkamer, Wet Paint (2015)

9/ Kleinsky's Delicatessen, Atlantic Sea Board, solo show (2014)

8/ The Voorkamer, Flowerbunga (2014)

7/  Salon 91, Golden haze (2014)

6/ Salon 91; Home is wherever i am with you (2013)

5/ Chandler House: In good company, Irma Stern Museum (2013)

4/ Salon 91: One in a million ( 2013)

3/ Salon 91: Collections and archive ( 2013)

2/ Salon 91: I’d rather be swimming ( 2012 )

1/ Parallax art show in london ( 2011)



 

 Image courtesy Laura Mc Cullagh

 Image courtesy Laura Mc Cullagh