Lucy Parnell-Ross is a portrait painter and photographer based in the South West of England.


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A little about my practice

The idea of image ‘value’ is a theme I explore throughout my practice. In a world of unlimited photographs and over-saturation of images, the language of photography is continuing to change dramatically. This commodification of images and the change of language surrounding it has led to the question of image value

Through the on-going series ‘Hey there! I am using WhatsApp’ (‘I’m dressed as a condor’ and ‘Went to Pisa’), I am exploring the idea of image value by taking the photographs sent to me via Whatsapp groups from friends and family, and painting them as traditional portraits – altering their course and embedding them within the history of traditional portraiture, imposing a value on the images that they were never meant to have.


BA Fine Art (Hons) Goldsmiths 2014


THG Open 2018, Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Honiton, 2 June - 25 August 2018

Past Exhibitions

Wet Paint, Bridport Arts Centre with Dorset Visual Arts Salon, Bridport, 28 April - 2 June 2018

A Living Gallery, Ugly Duck at OFF QUAY, London 17-18 June 2017

Project Pygmalion, 47/49 Tanner Street, London 23 - 24 April 2016

Collyer Bristow Graduate Award and Exhibition 2014, London, 9 October 2014 - 28 January 2015

Goldsmiths BA Fine Art Degree Show 2014

Mall Galleries, London, 2008