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 new day of painting in her home studio. Summer draws inspiration from her daily life which is filled with fresh flowers, tropical plants, bright colors and patterns, photos of her travels, long walks with her dog, 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 her to the stage.
Her work has been collected all over the states and abroad with clients ranging as far as Germany, Paris, and New York City including the public collections of Lamar University and the Art Museum of Southeast Texas. Wonder lled magazine calls her artwork “a dose of wonder and inspiration”. Whether it is a custom painting for a newborn’s nursery or a ne jewelry store, a triptych for an airport or the women’s shelter, Summer is bringing her brand of bold, colorful joy to all who experience her artwork.
I paint big juicy, joyful flowers and foliage. I am fascinated by the shapes, colors, and energy of plants and flowers. I focus mostly on the ones that make my happy - sunflowers, lilies and exotic tropical varieties like hibiscus, orchids, and bromeliads. They are each so jaunty, joyful, flirty, and playful. I've had wonderful conversations with flowers. Each one has a secret story they are willing to share if you only dare to come very close. My aim is to capture ALL of this in my paintings, ultimately to inspire my viewers to experience the best elevated emotions of Joy, Happiness, Love, and Gratitude.