Lucienne O’Mara

Through my paintings I question the possibility of being separate from what we encounter, both as a body in an environment and when seeing.  It could be said that never ‘just’ see something- visual perception is always a case of you looking at something and that something looking back at you. Also, the way in which we approach any object or situation is largely dependent on whatever pre-existing knowledge or ‘angle on the world’ that we already possess. In a sense, both the act of looking and one’s own assumptions determine what an object, a thing, or a space is.


My practice is informed by the activity of looking closely at the gaps between things; at where one thing ends and the next begins and asking whether that interval or space is something that can be defined. Borders and meeting points have become of particular significance for me as a consequence of the current political climate.


For me, painting stems from a kind of uncertainty about the nature of the real, and a desire to highlight the fractured way in which we receive visual information; it involves a rethinking and questioning of what is taken for granted in terms of seeing.




MA Fine Art, City & Guilds of London Art School (2017-2019)

Turps Banana Studio Programme  (2012 – 2013)

City & Guilds of London Art School (2008 – 2011)

BA Hons Fine Art Painting: First Class Degree

Camberwell College of Art & Design (2007 – 2008)

Foundation Diploma



Group Exhibitions


Reframing Rebuilding, Kaleidoscope Gallery


This Is The House We Built, Walthamstow


What Relief, Gallery 98

Creekside Open selected by Sacha Craddock

Creekside Open selected  by Brian Griffith


Royal Academy Summer Exhibition


Steal The Show, Bentinck Street, Glasgow


Anthology, Charlie Smith London

Europa, Transition Gallery

Visions of Abstraction, Gallery Elena Shchukina

Flesh in Focus, Brocket Gallery



Art Car Boot Fair

Greater Depths: Redefining Watercolour, Brocket Gallery

Vault Festival



Wells Art Contemporary

Best of Bow Arts, selected by Mark Wallinger

Art Car Boot Fair, London, Liverpool, Folkestone

Tete a Tete, Cannes

Preamble, The Juncture, Unit 3

First Come, First Served, Lion and Lamb



Freeze 13, The Mayor’s Parlour

Turps Banana Studio Programme Final Show, Vigo Gallery

Turps Banana Studio Exhibition, V22 Exhibition Space

Artist of the Day, Flowers Gallery

Art Car boot fair, Brick Lane

Turps Banana Interim Show, Mayor’s Parlour

First Come, First Served, Lion and Lamb



House Rules, Simmons & Simmons

Victoria Park Salon, 1, 2 & 3



City & Guilds Degree Show



VAULT, Lambeth Accord


Solo Exhibitions

Sunset Strips and Stains, Brocket Gallery, 2016

Behind Your Burly, Town House Spitalfields, 2014

The Currell Collection, October 2012



⇒ Co-founder of artist led, peripatetic initiative, The Juncture:




Simmons & Simmons

John Jones



The Worshipful Company of Painter Stainers: 2011