Lydia Makepeace
 

Lydia Makepeace

 

Creative Soul Making the World a More Colorful Place

 

I love to paint, primarily watercolor, but I’ll paint with anything. Oil paint, house paint, nail polish - ANY paint. And I’ll use anything to paint with - including Q-tips in a pinch. 

Also. Despite my best attempts to limit and focus myself, I can’t seem to help exploring anything that fascinates me - photography, writing, designing, rabbit trailing through the internet...And I will absolutely have to tell you all about it.

You should also know that I use entirely too many exclamation points (!!!) ellipses (...) adverbs (modifiers of verbs, adjectives, other adverbs) and ALL CAPS to convey my enthusiasm and thought process. Yes, I write like I talk.

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What I want...is some knowledge of the best way of living life and doing the most and best with it. I want to learn to understand and help other people and myself.
— L.M. Montgomery
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Artist Statement

Communicating visually allows me to tap into my boldest, most courageous, and honest self. I can express views and emotions through creative work that I might not have the ability or confidence to articulate verbally. Color is a dominant feature found throughout my work, and paint the primary medium. Art making is a cathartic process through which I often explore dark and complex subject matter, touching on issues such as mental illness and social justice. It is my hope to inspire and enlighten others with what I discover along the way.