A love of the outdoors inspired Lydia to leave her native Maryland and move to Colorado in 1973. She received BA in fine art and graphic communications at Metropolitan State University in Denver. Lydia has been a partner in Epicenter Creative, a local design firm for over 23 years.
The passion to create a more personal vision drew her back into fine arts; pastels were a natural choice since they combined her love of drawing and color. In the last ten years she has pursued pastel painting and has pieces in private collections as well as group and solo exhibits. She is a member of the Louisville Art Association, the Arts Longmont and the Pastel Society of Colorado.
Lydia has son Will who lives in Denver, Colorado. She lives in rural Boulder County with her husband Tony, their cats, dogs, chickens, turtles and bees.
BA Metropolitan State University 1984
Graduated with Honors
Professional workshops with Elizabeth Mowry, Paula Anne Ford, Desmond O’Hagen, Jake Gaedtke , Lee McVey, Bruce Gomez, Marc Hansen, and Liz Hayward Sullivan
Art director and owner, Epicenter Creative 1993 – Present
Fine artist 2008 – Present
Pastel Society of Colorado
Plein Air Painters of Colorado
Louisville Art Association
Longmont Artists Guild
Boulder Art Association