Painting and poetry helps to keep my eyes open. Art works in such a different way to the way of much of the mainstream media that inflames fears and closes down imagination. Does it have to be like this? Words are powerful. I think we need more poetry which reminds people of the richness of experience.
Author: Lucy Calcott
I write poetry, children's stories and the occasional article. I also love to paint and usually work in acrylic, water based crayon and charcoal.
I am principally interested in an emotional or spiritual response to landscape so I am more focused on creating atmosphere than actual representation. I like figures too.
In my writing I am searching for a contemporary religious female voice which is tolerant and open hearted .
I have a MA in Creative Writing from Sussex University and have had poetry published in various journals. I also have a small collection of poems in print; Magdalene and other poems.
I have exhibited paintings and poetry locally in Eastbourne and the surrounding area and with Christian Arts nationally.
I am also a nurse and a mother of three grown up children. I long for a greener, more compassionate, unified world and am active in the interfaith movement.
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