Lucy Newton was born in 1985 in West Lothian. Raised on a farm, she was always fascinated by the wildlife of the surrounding countryside and developed a deep love of nature from an early age. She graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 2007 with a BA Hons in Visual Communication (Illustration).
Initially after graduating she did some freelance illustration work, including work for the Sunday Herald and producing a series of greetings cards and a childrens book for Wynestones Press. She now works from her home on the outskirts of Edinburgh but travels widely across the country in pursuit of her subjects.
She spends large amounts of time outdoors, observing and recording native Scottish wildlife. She works with a variety of mediums including watercolour, pen and ink, crayon and oil bar. She does not attempt to document the birds and animals in exact realism, but more to just express some of their amazing beauty and energy. She is currently Wildlife Artist in Residence for the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland and exhibits her work in various galleries across Scotland.