About

Hi, I’m Lydia! I am a painter living and working in Appleton, WI.

My medium of choice is acrylic paint and I primarily work on a small to miniature scale. Since 2016 I have been working on an ongoing painting series called:  “The Paint Chip Series” which consists of miniature acrylic paintings on commercial paint chips. The subject matter varies for each painting but is directly inspired by the paint chip color’s name. Check out new paint chip paintings on my instagram!

Education

2009 – 2013    Maine College of Art, Bachelors of Fine Art, with honors, Major: Painting, Minor: Art History

 

Galleries & Shops

Blue Moon Emporium, Appleton, WI

Var Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

 

Select Exhibitions

2021 Made to Order, Trout Museum of Art, Appleton, WI

2021 30x30x30, Var Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

2020 Seventeen Weeks, solo exhibition, Trout Museum of Art, Appleton, WI

2020 Made to Order, Trout Museum of Art, Appleton, WI

2019 39th Annual SECURA Fine Arts Exhibition, Trout Museum of Art, Appleton, WI

2019 Art of Water III, James May Gallery, Algoma, WI

2018 Art of Water II, James May Gallery, Algoma, WI

2017 Spring for Women, Running with Scissors, Portland, ME

2014 Collect, Portland, ME

 

Awards & Grants

2021 “Best 2D” award at the 61st annual Art at the Park through the Trout Museum of Art

2021 “Wisconsin Tomorrow” small business grant

2020 “We’re All In” small business grant

2013 Nancy Steward Deming Endowed Memorial Scholarship, for excellence in painting

 

Publications

“Artist Spotlight,” by Charlie Hildebrand for Fox Cities Magazine, September 1, 2020