Lucy has been drawing from an early age, and decided as a child that art was what she wanted to do. After finishing school and A levels, Lucy completed an art foundation course specialising in illustration, but was always interested in fine art.
She joined a BA Hons course at Manchester Met University to focus on illustration with animation where she graduated with a film and illustrative work for the final show. Lucy has always been passionate about filmmaking, but decided to do Masters degree in Brighton , the name of the course being ‘sequential design’, hoping to eventually be a children’s book illustrator. Since graduating Lucy has had various design positions, but has now decided to concentrate on painting.
Lucy loves observing, painting characters, people on the street.. men, women and children from all walks of life. The characters all represent the personalities of the people, or are ‘characterisations’. Often these people are in a scene or in an interior, or as a portrait.
Lucy Manfredi is also a newly elected member of the Manchester Academy of Fine Arts (MAFA) as of 2018.