An artist is anyone who can create the essence of the beauty they behold.
My fine arts history is one of hits and misses. After attending Georgia State University in 1975-1979, with my BVA focus in painting and drawing, I soon became mother of three and art became a distant view. In 1987, I ventured out to take some continuing ed classes at Clayton State College, now Georgia State University, to regain some lost skills. The instructor was leaving after the summer session, and asked if I would begin teaching the class. And he would put in a good word for me with administration. From that I began my journey of art instruction with Clayton State for 13 years.
Fayette County began a continuing ed program, so I shifted my teaching closer to home. In addition, I began working with designers painting murals and faux finishes. My teaching had me working with the recreation department and working out of several local galleries.
In 2013 I began renting a studio space in Newnan, Georgia, Out of the Blue Debut, which had been a life long dream, but in me there was something more to emerge. With my focus for so many years being on teaching, I had left my first love, which was painting and drawing.
With the meeting of David Boyd Jr and Martin Pate, that began to change. They reconnected my heart to begin putting myself out there again. David Boyd Jr is known for his impressionist paintings of the out doors and Martin Pate is known for his painting and drawing of the figure. These two subjects are near and dear to my heart.
Painting on location was only a subject I covered twice a year with my students, but soon became a driving force behind my art today.
For the last 6 years I have taken artist to Apalachicola, Fl to paint. And the last three of those have been to step into the competition ring in the Forgotten Coast en Plein Aire event. The first two years of entering I placed first in their Open QuickDraw to give me winnings of being published in two fine arts magazines, PleinAir and Fine Art Connisseur. I was also juried into PleinAir magazine for their editors spread. This year I was juried into membership with Oil Painters of America.
The learning curve on professionalism is as wide as it is deep. It is a must that I stay true to myself and my painting in the midst of it all.
Before and After the Tour
To purchase art Please, call for an appointment.
671 Adams Rd. Fayetteville, GA 30215
During the Tour
Payments Types Accepted
Lydia accepts credit cards, checks. And cash.
Lydia offers the following classes:
Private lessons:12-5 $30hr
Painting and drawing 6:30-8:30 subject TBA-$65 for 4wks
Private 3-5-$30 hr
Painting and drawing 6:30-8:30 subject TBA-$65 for 4 was
Painting and drawing 10-12AM subject TBA-$65 for 4wks
Please, call her for class start dates and availability.
To find my house-from ptc you go east on 54 to FlatCreek Trl. And turn left-go about 1/2 mi and turn left onto Tyrone Road- go about 1/2 and turn right onto Adams Rd.-my house will be around 3mi. On the right
From Fayetteville you go west on 54 to SandyCreek Rd and turn right-go about 1/2 mi turn right on pkwy- go around 1/2 mi and turn left past Pinewood Studio back onto SandyCreek Rd.- go around 3mi and turn left onto Adams Rd. I'm the 6th house on the left.
From Tyrone you go north on 74- turn right on SandyCreek Rd.-go around 1mi. Cross railroad and continue another 1/2 mi. turn right onto Adams Rd. I'm the 6th house on the left.