Description The diffused light of a summer morning on rows of planted light pink flowers. The leaves and flowers are painted with a heavy impasto style and lots of layers as to create depth. In the background are trees and fields in shades of greens, golds and purples. This painting highly textured and part of a new collection that will be entered in an art show this October.
Lydia Quinn, Toms River, NJ Member Since March 2012 Artist Statement Welcome to my print site! I hope you enjoy my work. I'd like to tell you a little bit about me. I graduated from the school of Visual Arts in New York City and did some freelance work for awhile. Though soon after I married and raised two amazing children. My art was limited to small projects for my children and friends for a long time. Art has always been a great passion of mine so about six years ago when my children were grown I found myself wanting to go back to art. One day, out of the blue, my niece asked me to do a painting of the beach on an old window. It was the that window that sparked everything. My passion is ten times stronger now than when I was a girl and I am loving it! I began to paint for my family, friends and now clients. I've been told that I see the world through rose colored glasses and my art is definitely a reflection of that. I think great art comes from great passion. Everything I paint comes from love first. It might be something I see, for example, light illuminating the colors in a field on a fall day or the way snow sparkles as the sun sets. When I did paintings for my family it was my love for them that fueled my work. I especially love the light at the end of the day because it's richer, more illuminating and sometimes known as the " magic hour." And I'm all about the magic. When I am commissioned to paint custom home portraits for clients, I like them to tell me what they love about their home or yard. If the light isn't evident in the photo I ask the client where the sun rises or sets by their home. If it's a special place for them than I want to feel it too so I imagine myself there in every painting. I paint everything at it's most beautiful, almost dreamlike. Some ideas for my work come from life or photos and some from my own imagination. I hope you enjoy them and come visit me again.