Lucy Brennan-Shiel is an Irish artist living in Hastings on the south coast of England. She studied for her BA in Fine Art at Wolverhampton University where she received funding to visit Moscow. She was awarded a bursary from the London Institute for her MA studies at Camberwell College of Art and completed her MA in 1995, with a Distinction in Printmaking.
Lucy has been a studio based artist since 1995. She was artist-in-residence in East London, at St John on Bethnal Green from 2000 until 2005 and at St Paul's Bow Common Lane in 2008 and 2009. She is currently based in her studio in Hastings.
Her work is centred around the themes of science, spirituality, the Irish landscape that she grew up with, personal narrative, family life, the human body, the deep feminine and recently, James Joyce's Ulysses.
She uses drawing, paint, printmaking, paper, fabric and sewn elements in creating her art.Lucy continues to develop her artistic practice exploring the creative space between Ireland and England from both personal and more universal perspectives.
Lucy is also engaged in various art projects and educational activities working with both adults and children.