Fresh Talent: Lucie de Moyencourt

WORDS Malibongwe Tyilo

Painter and architect Lucy de Moyencourt is our next Fresh Talent profile for Youth Month.

“I paint because I am addicted to the surprise that the painted canvas gives me when I step back from the easel,” says Lucie de Moyencourt, the young artist who caught our wandering eye with these moody holiday-scapes.  

Although Lucie has no formal art training, romance is clearly ingrained in the Paris-born artiste who moved to South Africa as a child. After school she studied architecture at the University of Cape Town before heading back to Paris and London to explore her talent for painting. 

Now in Cape Town again, working for architect Luyanda Mpahlwa’s DesignSpaceAfrica, Lucie is involved with broad-ranging public projects, such as the PRASA station modern-isation project.

She has found balance in her life: “In the past two years, I have been compelled to draw and paint more than ever because of my full-time serious architecture job. I have exhibited three times this year at Salon 91, as well as among the fabulous collections at Chandler House on Cape Town’s Church Street.”

In the gallery above, she explains her dreamy paintings.

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