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This website showcases my work as a visual artist. Centred around the themes of science, spirituality, the Irish landscape that I grew up in and family life, my work uses drawing, painting, printmaking, paper, fabric and sewn elements.

The works are in named series presented in galleries by date (in reverse order):

Latest work, Landscapes from the History House, Further Down the Line, Down the Line, The Sewing Room, Veils
and Scientific Prayer.


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Latest work

My latest work is an exploration of recurring weekly themes in family life. It's an exploration in charcoal with an emphasis on mark marking.

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Coastal Currents

I have showcased my latest work at open studio events as part of Coastal Currents in 2014 and 2016. Coastal Currents is an annual arts festival in East Sussex.

I focused on new prints inspired by my History House series in 2014. This year I am showing new charcoal drawings, which are very much works in progress broadly exploring recurring themes around family life and my artistic practice.

London Irish Centre exhibition

Landscapes from the History House was exhibited at the London Irish Centre from November 2013 to January 2014. The exhibition was opened  with a presentation by the artist, readings by poet Kieran Furey and a short recital of specially selected Irish music by Lesley Dawes accompanied by Alistair Dawes and a speech by  Councillor Sally Mulready.

Longford exhibition

Selected paintings and prints from  Landscapes from the History House were shown at the Atrium Gallery in Longford, Ireland, in June 2013. This was an important experience for Lucy giving form and purpose to this very local collaboration with poet Kieran Furey, near to its place of origin.

Further Down the Line exhibitions

Paintings from the Further Down the Line series were  first exhibited at the Atrium Gallery in 2005  in Longford, Ireland, and as a part of Approachings an exhibition at Roscommon Arts Centre, Roscommon, Ireland 2012.


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 and the Irish landscape that she grew up in. Recently Lucy has been exploring her interest in the relationships between music & painting and seascape & landscape. Currently she is exploring recurring themes of family life through drawing. She uses drawing, paint, printmaking, paper, fabric and sewn elements in creating her art and continues to develop her artistic practice and exhibit.

Lucy is also engaged in various art projects and educational activities working with both adults and children.

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Lucy Brennan-Shiel CV

Contact me




07779 129 924

29 St Helen's Crescent, Hastings TN34 2EN


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