from the heart
for the heart
Welcome to Lydia C Creative Life. Primarily, I paint and I absolutely love it. But I'm an artist who also does other creative things - hence "creative life." For me, creativity has been a career, an outlet, but more than anything, a lifestyle. After painting mostly commissions, I realized I needed to just go for it and paint from my heart. Life is too short not to love what you paint. And I find myself called to paint how I feel about a subject more than what I simply observe. Or maybe The Little Prince said it best.
Can you imagine a world without color, texture, expression, music, variety? I can't even. And neither can my clients. They come in all shapes and sizes, all walks of life, cultures, ages. Like my paintings, they love discovery. (I love to watch them discover the music I use in many of my canvases.) When my heart is full and needs to overflow, I pray in color- and invariably just the right person will come along who needs that.
This website is predominantly about my artwork, but I talk about "all the rest" in my blog.
And while I still do commissions if the request is in my wheelhouse, I'm over the moon when I can bless a kindred spirit and give expression to something they've had in their heart too.
I HAVE HAD SUCH A RICH LIFE,
AND I KNOW I’M SUPPOSED TO TELL YOU ABOUT THAT HERE,
BUT IT FEELS AWKWARD.
HOW DO YOU BRAG ABOUT THINGS AS IF YOU MADE THEM HAPPEN?
THEY WERE ALL GIFTS.
All I did was say “Yes”