Based out of Sedona, AZ
   
I am a contemporary, emerging landscape oil painter inspired by wilderness and by the breath taking beauty of nature. My work hovers between abstract sensibility, emotive expression, and representational imagery. I hope to convey the energy of my experiences painting outdoors through my own authentic way of mark making and “seeing.” Nature is my primary inspiration. I paint wild spaces with the desire to motivate others to respect, preserve, and appreciate our sacred lands. I see my paintings as thoughtful conversations with mother earth, the largest living and breathing organism known to mankind. I believe oil paintings can transform interior spaces and awaken the soul – the inner and outer temples of the human body.
Before attending art school I embarked upon an outward bound backpacking expedition in Colorado and joined world wide organic farmers in Sweden- both experiences bringing me closer to the wilderness and teaching me to work and “be” with the land in a meaningful way. After finishing at Pratt with a BFA in painting, I lived in a yurt and worked on an organic farm in Vermont for several years. Throughout this time I began learning about and practicing Zen Buddhism and visiting a couple monasteries to attend retreat. In 2019 my partner and I set off to go on a North American road trip in our VW bus, where I painted over 12 national parks in the USA and in Canada. This trip brought us to the southwest, where I am now living and painting. In addition to frequently selling my work online and at The Sedona Artist Market Gallery, I am also open to taking on several commissions a year. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me by filling out the contact form on my contact page. Also consider becoming a patron– a community for collectors and supporters.
EDUCATION
2021 Grand Canyon: Painting From The Rim, Workshop with Artist Bill Cramer (Oil Painters of America Signature Member)
2015 BFA, MAJOR IN PAINTING, PRATT INSTITUTE, BROOKLYN, NYC
Solo Exhibitions 
2019 Divide, The Hive Gallery, Middlesex, VT
2016 SECOND HARVEST, THE BLINKING LIGHT GALLERY, PLAINFIELD, VT
selected gROUP/ Juried EXHIBITIONS
2021- Scapes and Scope: Visions of the Land, Sea, and Urban Space, Huntington Beach Arts Center, Huntington Beach, CA
2019 Landscape; Urban and Rural, The Brick Lane Gallery, London, United Kingdom
2018 En Plein Air painting festival exhibition, vermont institute of natural science, quechee, vt
2018 Barn Art, Compass Music and Arts Center, Brandon, VT
2018 Fresh Perspective, Vermont Emerging Artists Juried Show, Frog Hollow, Burlington, VT
2017 dark matter, The s.p.a.c.e. gallery, burlington, vt
2016-2019 show14-show32, The Front Gallery, Montpelier,Vt
2015 BLIND SPOTS: THESIS PAINTING EXHIBITION, East Hall Gallery,  PRATT INSTITUTE, Brooklyn, NYc
2014 CHROMASCOPE, tHE CENTER FOR THE HOLOGRAPHIC ARTS, LIC, NYc
2014 EAT CLAY KILL, STEUBEN GALLERY, PRATT INSTITUTE, brooklyn, nyc
2012 SPECULATIVE ALCHEMY, LIVE ARTISTS STUDIO, MILWAUKEE, WI
2011 FURTHER PAINTING SHOW, Heimbold arts center at SARAH LAWRENCE COLLEGE, BRONXVILLE, NY
Fine arts work EXPERIENCE
2016-2019 Artist Member owner at the Front Gallery, Montpelier, VT
2016 Pottery Studio Assistant at Beth Mueller Inc, Barre, VT
2015-2017 ARTIST MEMBER AT THE BLINKING LIGHT GALLERY, PLAINFIELD, VT
2013-2014 CURATOR/ASSISTANT ADMINISTRATIVE INTERN FOR THE CENTER FOR THE HOLOGRAPHIC ARTS, LIC, NY
2014 ART HISTORY TEACHER’S ASSISTANT, PRE-COLLEGE PROGRAM, SCHOOL OF CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL STUDIES, PRATT INSTITUTE
RECOGNITION AND AWARDS
2018 second place quick paint competition, en plein air painting festival, vermont institute of natural science, quechee, vt
2012-2015 PRATT PRESIDENTIAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP, pratt institute of art & design, brooklyn, ny
PRESS
2019 “Creativity, Intentional Living, & Slowing Down; An Interview with Artist Lydia Gatzow,” The Good Heart Life Blog, Worcester, VT
2018 “Rendering Nature,” The Vermont Standard, Quechee, VT
2018 “Artistic Impressions,” Summer campaign, World Of interiors magazine, conde naste publications, UK
2015 “BLIND SPOTS” EXHIBITION CATALOG, THISTLEMILK PRESS, brooklyn, NY