Lucy Hatton is a British artist whose work is full of an ardent love of story. A graduate of Edinburgh College of Art, Hatton’s art is steeped in mystery and captivating depth. Her work, including her Stories at Midnight series, creates a space in which viewers may exercise their own inner storyteller as they deduce what they see. Hatton’s intention is that audiences can find joy, escapism, and inclusion, as their personal outlook completes the work. Her practice aims to romanticise normality by utilising its components in the creation of the fantastical; therefore, she builds her paintings from elements of the everyday. She finds animals from textbooks, paints her friends as wondrous characters, and creates sets out of recycled materials, pre-existing locations, and found objects; what is not real, she then constructs with imagination and oil paint.