Lucy Ash is a British painter who draws on her life’s experience to express her emotional response to love, death and injustice. Mathematics, time and the battle against the odds thrown by life are key themes.
Her works have been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions in the UK, in New York and Amsterdam. Her painting is developed in series rather than one-off works, focusing on specific themes - Rhythm, Love, Injustice, Dimensions and Time - that she explores in depth. An active supporter of Gay Rights, in 2011 she exhibited the series ‘Wrong Place, Wrong Time’, in London, designed to raise awareness of hate-crimes, following the brutal homophobic attack on Ian Baynham.
Lucy Ash’s one-woman show ’49 Frames of Love’ was transferred from the William Road Gallery, London to The Heartbreak Gallery in Marylebone London in 2012. Invited to contribute to 10 days ‘Creative Collisions’ 2013, Winchester Cathedral and to ‘Art for Youth’ at the RCA, Kensington 2014. Jazz has long been in her blood; a series of paintings, ‘In the Wriggle Room’ was Lucy’s response to the spontaneity and vitality of Jazz. It was exhibited at the Stash Gallery London in 2015. This was followed by ‘What is the Point’ a group show at the Mall Galleries, London and 10 days ‘Chalk’ 2015, Winchester Cathedral where Lucy was invited to show a triptych. In 2016, Lucy had a solo show in Oxfordshire at ‘West Ox Art’ and in London at Highgate Contemporary Art. She also exhibited at a number of other exhibitions including the Hille & Zotova Gallery, Amsterdam. In 2017 further shows followed at The Scottish arts Club, Edinburgh, Highgate Contemporary Art, London and the A & D Gallery, Marylebone London. Her one woman exhibition at Turner Sims, Southampton 2018 featured a cycle of works created as a response to the melodies, lyrics and themes of jazz artist Trish Clowes’ album 'My Iris'.
She has undertaken a number of commissions for companies most notably the Sony Radio Academy Awards brand identity. Her cookbook ‘A Taste of Astrology’ (Knopf 1988, Sainsbury’s 1993) was also serialized by Gourmet Magazine USA.
Lucy was born in London, to a mathematician/brewer father Michael Edward Ash and Canadian mother Dulcie (née Orme). The family moved to Hampshire when she was eight. She was a student at Central St Martins followed by Camberwell College of Art where she studied sculpture and gained her BA. Her most recent work explores ideas around mythology, migration, and time.