Lucinda trained as a painter in the 1980s at Bath Academy of Art in Corsham and, after gaining a post-grad qualification in art teaching at Goldsmiths, she combined painting with teaching. She then became involved with oriental philosophy, and spent time studying in a monastic setting and lecturing on the subject. Continuing a pattern of dramatic change, she went on to become a successful landscape designer, winning several awards at Chelsea and Hampton Court flower shows, including two golds.

Since 2010 she has resumed her fine art practice, working primarily in three dimensions, and in 2014 she gained a distinction in the Masters in Fine Art course at Bath School of Art and Design.

Her current work is clearly informed by her former lives: the natural processes of change, which often involve the ongoing maintenance required of a gardener, are integral to her pieces, while oriental philosophy drives her thinking.