Lydia Cash is a Chicago artist whose work embraces a sense of freedom and irreverence, with gestural, painterly strokes found within her large scale abstract and figurative paintings. Her work has been featured by Gibsons Restaurant Group, Free People, Buckingham Interiors + Design, and Cameron Mitchell Restaurants. Her paintings are deeply passionate, unbridled, and profoundly felt by both the artist and the observer. Her process focuses on embracing the unknown, trusting her instinct, and discovering what the piece will become as she creates, placing equal significance on the process itself as the finished outcome. Her paintings therefore relay a narrative of this journey of discovery of truth.
Cash grew up in Birmingham, Alabama. There she studied at The Alabama School of Fine Arts, and went on to earn her BA in Fine Art from Auburn University. Lydia relocated to Chicago in 2013, and her infatuation for the city has since become a wellspring of inspiration for her work.
Cash worked as a graphic designer for a tech company until 2016, when she left her company job and founded LYDIASTUDIO to pursue painting full-time. Later that year, she met her now husband, Justin Eisenbraun, and the pair began working and traveling together.
In July 2020, Lydia and fellow designer Justin launched Lydia Design Co, a boutique branding and design studio. Together, they enjoy exploring ways of combining their love of art and design.