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Lydia Pottoff

Studio #16

5974 Saint Vrain Road

Longmont, CO 80503


Creating art is a deeply personal experience for me. Curiosity, drives me to seek inspiration in the beautiful patterns, colors and designs of the natural world. I am driven to look closely at this beauty and interpret it in a fresh way.
My senses are open to the hidden color in everyday landscapes; the deep purple of a cast shadow, the soft pink in a winter sky, and the bright red of a maple in autumn.

Over the years I have experimented with many different mediums; pencils, ink, collage, pastels and oils. Pastels allow me to create shimmering, heightened color effects as well as to draw — and they support the freedom of spontaneity in my work. Working with brushes and oil is a more recent development in my artwork. Both mediums; pastel and oil influence how I work in the other and I enjoy going back and forth between them.

I balance my pieces between studio and plein air. Working in nature forces me to capture the essence quickly, while a studio environment allows a deeper exploration of the subject allowing me to reinterpret what I have seen in nature.

Pastel, Oil Painting


US 36 North toward Lyons from Boulder.
Right on Saint Vrain Road.
2 1/4 miles east on Saint Vrain Road.
Studio/home is located on the south side -5974 Saint Vrain Road

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