Lydia Potoff

Curiosity drives me to seek inspiration in the beautiful patterns, colors and designs of the natural world. I love studying the this beauty and interpreting it in a fresh way. 

Over the years I have experimented with many different mediums; pencils, ink, collage, pastel and oils. Pastels allow me to create shimmering, heightened color effects as well as to experience the direct spontaneity that the medium allows. 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 and deepen what I see in nature.

Best Regards, 

Lydia Pottoff | 303.875.0662