Lucy Pearce

Lucy Pearce

Much art seeks to recreate what is plainly seen in the outside world. I paint the inner world of dreams and imagination. Symbols emerge which speak the language of the soul - the moon, spirals, cherry blossom, feathers, birds, tribal women. Colours shimmer and swirl: there is a sense of flow and meditative movement in my paintings that demands contemplation from the viewer, a shifting to another state of being.Using a multi-layered intuitive painting technique, I build up layer upon layer of rainbow colour: my paintings evolve from abstraction to dreamlike imagery, many celebrating the lost archetypes of the feminine.

Lucy H Pearce is an artist, writer and editor. Her art sits in private collections in the UK, Ireland and UAE, and appears in the Earth Pathways Diary, Rhythm of the Home and JUNO magazine, as well as a number of forthcoming titles.

She is currently better known for her written work as the author of Moon Time: a guide to celebrating your menstrual cycle, a book that hundreds of women around the world have labelled "life-changing". Her girl's version Reaching for the Moon has just been published and is a soulful guide to the menstrual cycle for girls aged 9-14. Her second book, Moods of Motherhood is a journey through the diverse emotional weather of motherhood, and according to one reader, "This book puts the mother, back in motherhood". Her fourth book, The Rainbow Way: Cultivating Creativity in the Midst of Motherhood, is published in November 2013 by SoulRocks, featuring the voices of over 50 creative mothers including: Jennifer Louden, Julie Daley, Pam England and Leonie Dawson.

The mother of three home-birthed children, now aged 8, 5 and 3 she lives with her husband on the south coast of Ireland, and is the daughter of Ireland's best known potter. She is contributing editor at JUNO magazine, and creator of The Happy Womb.com, for empowering women's resources. She blogs on creativity, mindfulness and motherhood at Dreaming Aloud.net.