Lucille Clerc is a French illustrator based in London. She holds a DSAA in visual communication (ENSAAMA – Olivier de Serres,Paris) and a Masters in Communication Design (Central Saint Martins, London). She works mainly for the press and publishing and regularly on a larger scale for the creation of textile patterns and murals. She specializes in making hand drawings, developed into screenprinting which allows her to create large-scale compositions, architectural portraits of her favourite places and explore their past and present lives. Her favourite themes are the city and Nature and their sometimes symbiotic / sometimes antagonistic relationship. She develops these subjects in opulent narrative compositions filled with decorative and architectural details observed on site, with tones inspired by Nature and with a myriad of details that the viewer explores like a territory.
Her images require time, precision, meticulousness, and they also require time to be appreciated, a certain state of abandonment and daydreaming. Everything is drawn by hand on a large scale, sometimes in one piece, sometimes in fragments that can be put together. The techniques used to print them allow a direct relationship with the medium (screenprinting, engraving, cyanotype) which allows her to be autonomous in her productions and allows her a lot of experimentation and freedom.
Her work is regularly exhibited in solo and group shows as well as fairs and recent clients include Berluti, Bewley’s, Boucheron, Cartier, Crabtree&Evelyn, DC Comics, Dior, DK publishing, Elephant Magazine, Eurostar Magazine, Fortnum&Mason, Farrow&Ball, Guerlain, Granta, Hachette, LaPoste, Laurence King Publishing, Le Monde, L’OBS, Marks&Spencer, Nathan, Penguin, Quarto Publishing, Royal Historical Palaces (The great Pagoda – Kew Gardens), The Royal Albert Hall, The Burrell Collection, The RHS (Royal Horticultural Society), The V&A Museum, The Palace of Versailles, Windsor&Newton.