In her previous life running a Cross-Cultural Executive Search firm in Asia, over the space of 25 years Lucy Marshall met and interviewed thousands of senior executives across numerous societies and cultures.
Having always been fascinated by communication, human behaviour and
cultural differences, and having observed humans for so long in different markets,
when a dog first arrived into her family in 2005, Lucy then started to analyse dog behaviour - its similarities and differences to human behaviour.
Dogs are a universal theme - everyone everywhere understands their behaviour.
By turning dogs into people in her paintings, or people into dogs (?!), combined with humour at all times, Lucy hopes to shine a light back on human behaviour - what is so unique and fascinating about it. And she hopes to perhaps allow people to not take themselves quite so seriously.
And of course, Lucy’s dogs do like the finer things in life - they like to travel first class,
attend opera and theatre, collect fine art, read fine literature, take selfies,
dress fashionably each season, eat well, and drink champagne.
They represent a modern, global, luxe lifestyle at this moment in time.