Lucy was invited by a friend to take part in a fund-raising event which had a vintage seaside theme. She had a little stand, drawing on-the-spot portraits and commissions. She was so inspired by what she saw that soon after she made a series of paintings, featuring the main attractions and people in fancy dress. These were then put in a plan chest and forgotten about, but later discovered by her studio assistant who thought they could be the basis for a new collection, and hence it was given a new lease of life. This quintessentially classic English theme has been given a saucy, edgy twist with an underlying message to 'enjoy the merry go ride of your life'......now!