My art has a visually rich, colorful and magnetic energy. I create art because it is my purpose; as if they agree, the colorsvmeet and organically unite on the canvas. My energy comes from having this purpose. My creativity flows from this purpose. That experience is exhilarating! While creating, I focus on that visually colorful energy that speaks to me instead of me speaking to it; thus insuring my artwork unfolds with each viewing, as if it were forever in flux.
UCLA, University of California Los Angeles, Bachelor of Arts, 2008
Pasadena City College, 2002
California State Summer School for the Arts, 2001
Best of the Best in LA , Dysonna Gallery – Los Angeles, CA Jan 2014
Butteryfly Effect , Ward-Nasse Gallery – New York, curated by Basak Malone Jan 2014
Symphony of Colors, Florence Italy – curated by Viviana Puello December 2011
Art-Pasadena-Contemporary, Nova Gallery, Pasadena, CA, USA, 2010
2017 featured in Vogue in Vogue's Gallery April 2017, May 2017 and June 2017
"International Contemporary Artists" Art Book, ICA publications, vol. 1, 2010
"Lydia Parish, Stepping Out from the Crowd." Feature article in ArtTour International Magazine, December 2011, first edition.
Best of Show. 1st Place. 1999
Advanced Art Courses, 1999-2004
Artist of the Year. Tehachapi, CA, 1999
Governor's Medallion – Awarded the highest distinction in California for Art - 2001
California Arts Scholar. 2001