Lucy Smallbone is a graduate from the Slade School of Fine Art Master's program who specialises in modern landscape painting. Her work looks at the merging of fictional and real space, and how stories and our memories can affect and alter our view of a place. Picture plains tilt upwards and vivid colours grow across the surface consuming it, leaving the landscapes uncertain of whether they are forming or falling apart. This feeling of never truly having access to the landscape is meant to reflect something that is felt in moments of the sublime in nature. Smallbone is a recipient of such prizes as the Haworth trust grant (2011), the David Balladie travel prize (2009) and travelled to Chernobyl thanks to the Duveen Travel Prize (2016).