The Hermès Garden


The Hermès Garden

September 6 French Garden Collection

One of the elements that inspires me about the French design instinct is their ability to intellectualize a concept and make it into a design; The idea of Power is displayed in Hercules’ watch over the gardens at Vaux le Vicomte; Control in the pruning of their boxwoods and by diverting rivers and moving towns. While my outward persona is not usually characterized in this way; I contemplate every aspect of life. I over analyze and intellectualize the smallest elements of human interaction, reactions, and nature and color and even breezes. So much so that even I have to roll my eyes at myself; I am no philosopher. But I admire those points when made and I am constantly seeking the truth; however it is expressed.
Each day I wake I am more convinced that the world is bursting with meaning we have dulled our ears to; as though there is a screaming white noise of significance in the very air around us that we shut out so that we can get on with our small tasks.
It’s in this posture that I paint– quickly, so I might capture it.

I hope my artwork causes you to pause, contemplate, and inspires you to joy and hope.
I hope you know you are so deeply loved and appreciated.

Each original painted has been painted on 300 lb hand torn 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 6” x 8

$300 Original
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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.