Jaunty sunflowers in the full spectrum of the rainbow and splashy tropical flowers in neon colors, Summer Lydick’s floral portraits are bright, invigorating, and FUN!
An unapologetic sensualist, Summer believes in self-expression, big ideas, hearty laughter, and a healthy glass of wine. Early mornings are spent on her yoga mat, before a day of painting in her home studio. Summer draws inspiration from her daily life which is filled with fresh flowers, and tropical plants, long walks with her dogs and a variety of music.
After getting her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in art, Summer painted a series on her balcony in Paris for a small exhibition there, completed large scale public murals for cities and corporations, infused her colorful aesthetic into the total redesign of a children’s wing of a church, drew with locals on the coast of India, and most notably traveled to Costa Rica to create the artwork for the individual suites of a private hotel. She also singlehandedly created a pop-up show in Miami for the launching of her favorite author, Elizabeth Gilbert’s book, Big Magic, and then welcomed Gilbert to the stage.
A resident of Houston, TX, Lydick is a full-time artpreneur showcasing her bright colorful paintings at art festivals, public and private shows. Her work is collected all over the states and abroad with clients in Germany, Paris, New York City, and Bermuda. Public collections include Lamar University, the Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Jefferson Regional Airport, and SheSpace.
I paint big, juicy, joyful flowers and foliage. I am fascinated by the shapes, colors, and energy of plants and flowers, particularly those that make me happy - sunflowers and tropical varieties like hibiscus, orchids, and bromeliads. They are each so jaunty, joyful, flirty, and playful. Flowers represent many things. They symbolize the language of our own human emotions. Each flower has its own unique personality and a secret to share if you only dare to come close. My aim is to capture ALL of this in my work. Ultimately I aim to impart Joy and Happiness to my collectors. My work is about feeling good and celebrating the moment.