Lucy Willis was born in 1954 and trained at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art in Oxford. She lived in Greece and set up an etching workshop affiliated to the Aegean School of Fine Art. She has had many solo exhibitions including ten solo exhibitions at the Chris Beetles Gallery in London. Lucy Willis has considerable ability in the painting of murals, portraits and illustrations. She was commissioned to paint Lord and Lady Longford for the National Portrait Gallery. She has also run painting workshops in Dubai, Zanzibar and Egypt, travelling to Oman and West Africa.