Lucy Walsh lives and works in Cambridge, Massachusetts. After graduating with a BA in Fine Arts from St. Ambrose College, she worked as a professional calligrapher and illustrator for organizations including the American Medical Association, the American College of Surgeons and the American Osteopathic Association. Like many artists, she also ventured into the business world for supplementary income, and inadvertently, but fortunately, discovered a fulfilling profession in the legal field.
While Lucy enjoyed calligraphy, she found herself increasingly drawn to the world of painting and abstract expressionism. Though classically trained in the traditional processes of painting, she found abstraction a more authentic form of self-expression. The subconsciously motivated action of painting combined with the dynamic and gestural imagery central to the abstract expressionists felt new, but surprisingly familiar. Using her background as a calligrapher to meld language or the remnants of language with abstraction, she creates harmonious expressions and connections with the viewer's emotional recesses.