Lydia is a product of the Midwest, born in Cincinnati, Ohio to two architects. She grew up amidst the chaos of big family life, annual winter ski vacations, early morning swim practices, straight-A report cards, and doodling through sketchbooks.
At 18, Lydia left the country for the first time with bright eyes and her mother’s hand to hold on her way to London, England. Needless to say, this began her dedication to exploring the world. Next, at 19, Lydia decided to take a big step and move across the globe to Suzhou, China. It is here where she discovered her love for Eastern culture. She stayed for 4 months and couldn’t get enough. The following year, Lydia moved back to Suzhou, this time for 5 months.
Since then, Lydia has traveled to 5 of the 7 continents. She walked the Great Wall of China, shared a kiss in front of the Eiffel Tower, climbed to the top of Machu Picchu, went scuba diving in the Caribbean, rode a camel in the Sahara Desert, and so much more.
During this time she earned a degree from the prestigious and painfully expensive University of Dayton. She began as a business major and quickly realized that she needed more creativity in her life. She hopped majors from Marketing to Fine Arts, to Journalism, and eventually landed on her perfect fit, Media Production.
For the past two years, Lydia has been living abroad in Morocco. She came to Morocco in January of 2018 as a tourist. She fell in love with the landscape and culture and decided to make it her home away from home for a while. Lydia worked Creative and Content Strategist at a local travel agency: A travel enthusiast by day and an artist by night.
Now Lydia is back in America, working her day job in Marketing while waiting for her Moroccan husband to join her in the states to plant their roots. Lydia has always been passionate about creating art. On the side, Lydia runs a Mural business called Rebel Arts Murals in Dayton, Ohio.
Much of Lydia’s work explores abstract concepts, color study pieces, Arabic, or other cultural influences. Most recently, Lydia has put out an exhibit series called Azaman which is a reflection on time.