A love of the outdoors inspired Lydia to leave her native Maryland and move to Colorado in 1973. She received a BA in fine art and graphic communications at Metropolitan State University in Denver. Lydia was a partner in Epicenter Creative, a local design firm for over 23 years.
The passion for creating 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 twenty years, she has pursued pastel and oil painting. She has pieces in private collections and exhibits in both group and solo shows. She is a member of the Louisville Art Association, the Longmont Artists Guild, the Pastel Society of Colorado and Plein Air Artists of Colorado. Her work can be seen at the Art Center of Estes Park and in her home gallery/studio in rural Boulder County.