“A few weeks ago, I had the wonderful opportunity to reach out to Lucy Plowe for an interview related to professional practice as an artist. I’d been following her on Instagram for quite a while, and greatly admire her work.  I was even more pleased to discover that she was enthusiastic, energetic, and welcoming to my inquiries during our correspondence by email.

Lucy Kay Plowe is an artist that lives and works in Ithaca, New York. She specializes in painting and print media, exploring complex and reflective narratives with themes of the figure and intimacy. Her interest in the mythical and religious inspires her introspective approach to art creation.

Her thoughtful responses about her experiences as an artist in the traditional industry and contemporary online platforms provides a brief view into her journey.

Winsome: “How did you get started as an artist? Is it different from how you would describe getting started in your own professional practice, or even getting started in the industry in general?”

Lucy: “I’ve always been an artist, since I was old enough to hold a crayon! As I’ve grown up my interested have shifted and developed. I’m currently in my third year at Cornell University for my BFA, but I’m working hard in my independent practice to create work that feels meaningful and important to me. My goals are to go for my MFA in painting after I graduate, and eventually become represented by a gallery so that I can get a footing in the art world and have a career as a practicing artist…”