I started lessons with Lucy at the WAA when the course began in September 2012. The course offered a traditional approach to drawing and painting on a more serious level and has proved to be far more exacting than any courses I have followed previously.

I was keen to be challenged and to receive guidance in oil painting having never used this medium previously.

The course has lived up to expectations, and I continue to enjoy my Wednesday classes with like-minded people who have become friends. I feel I have definitely made progress, but still have much more to learn! I would thoroughly recommend the course to anyone serious about improving their artistic skills.

Katherine Jordan

I consider myself extremely fortunate to have been able to attend the Welsh Academy of Art for the past year. All aspects of the course have been expertly handled and I feel I have achieved an enormous amount in one year.

From life drawing and still life in charcoal to landscape and now portraiture in oils, each new step has been rigorously taught but with a sensitivity that makes me eager to return each week. Congratulations, Lucy, on providing Wales with such a centre of excellence.

— Ann O’Donnell