Lucy Dorothy Nichols is an award winning contemporary paper artist, working from her home studio in North Hampshire. Lucy was delighted to win the Surrey Artist of the Year award in 2023.

With a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College and a background in IT management, Lucy’s creative practice has had quite an unconventional start. However in 2013, she returned to university in order to build upon years of making with some formal teaching, and to explore new techniques. During this time Lucy discovered a love of working with paper, culminating in the creation of a working pinball machine made entirely from paper, and designed to promote the ideology of learning through play. A paper dress Lucy made at the beginning of her course, was selected for the ‘Inspired by .. ‘ exhibition run in association with the V & A, and shown at the Morley Gallery, London.

Lucy’s marvellously magical paper sculptures are often an attempt to make the impossible possible with pieces including A Rainbow Making Machine, A Weather Maker’s Shop and A Hotel for Birds. The playful pieces have a strong sense of narrative and are often created using an assortment of found and treasured papers, old envelopes, maps, stamps and even the odd chocolate bar wrapper!

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