Artist Statement // Bio
My name is Lucy Comer, I am an illustrator based in Minneapolis. Art has been my focus in life ever since I failed the preliminary test to get into my school spelling bee in fifth grade.
In my illustrations, I focus on the unique emotion that can be brought to life in each piece. Through expressive and exaggerated line work and color, I play with the reality of my work, giving each illustration its own new world, one slightly off from the one we live in. I take a thoughtful approach to projects of all sizes, giving my work a balance of seriousness and play. Themes of my past work include memory, mystery, and longing. I am most interested in narrative based work, looking to make illustrations for books for all ages and levels of ability, editorial illustrations, posters and tee shirt designs, zines, and more. My favorite mediums to use include gouache, ink, digital, and colored pencil.
My work has been shown in a number of exhibitions and events in southern Minnesota, including CO Exhibitions and Minnesota Center for Book Arts. I've created a number of works commissioned by clients and have been building my freelance practice in preparation of graduating in May of 2019.
Other interests include carbs, clouds, and summer camp.