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.
"Sincere, passionate, and unbridled, Lydia Cash's work seeks to proclaim her own personal truths through the lens of acrylic paint. Her paintings emphasize raw emotion through vivid colors and striking brushstrokes, vehemently affirming trust within herself and with her audience. To her, each painting begins with a remnant of the unknown, which transforms her craft, while static in form, into a living and breathing journey. For this reason, she hopes that each individual viewer will find their own freedom in the enigmatic, their own truth in imperfection."