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Palm Beach Collection Spring 2024
In the mornings at the Breakers there is always a delightful grouping of people in an admirable state.  As they relax with their coffee or orange juice or as they wait on their families to arrive from upstairs before heading to the Circle for breakfast, they put down their tennis bags and chat quietly to each other. People sit and read newspapers (yes, the real physical newspapers. They still make them! and people buy them!) The part of Florida I love the most, is the fleeting glimpse at old Florida; the way life was once. Simpler. This is a place and moment that feels like a glimpse of that old Florida.

A perpetual muse, a perpetual sense of wonder for me and my paint brushes: Palm Beach. Each time I visit this island I wonder if its magic will ever wear off on me. It doesn’t. It’s every bit as dazzling as it ever has been. With each iteration of Palm Beach, my perspectives develop, deepen. Each time I arrive in Palm Beach, I turn a corner and see a composition I haven't captured and it drives me to my palette. Some scenes I've painted several times, others are new endeavors – but each is special and delightfully Palm Beach.

Each original painting has been painted on 140 lb French watercolor paper with a variety of high quality pigments that show off the brilliant color of each location. The paper and the pigment come together to give a truly unique artwork. There is only one of each. 

Original approximately 12" x 16"

Original Artwork

Original art is the most valuable; the most sought after; the most desired. At our worst, we have stolen, betrayed, and killed for it. At our best, we have humbly cried before it-and it’s changed our hearts and lives and world view and perspective for the better.

In creating, the artist is imparting herself onto the paper. An artist’s hand in creating the work of art mimics our ultimate creator. In owning the original you’re owning a glimpse of the alpha. Lydia’s artwork is created on French watercolor paper with a variety of high quality pigments and brushes that are all collected in striving to imbue her paintings with a sense of the meaning that sits just beyond our gaze.