Lydia Ciconte, is an artist from Melbourne. Her works are representations of the beauty of nature, the tangibility that it holds and the passion that lives within her! The imagery featured in her paintings range from animal portraits, sky and seascapes as well as her passion for representing the might and beauty of Fire. Her works are housed in many private collections around the world including Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Portugal and The United States of America.
From a young age Lydia had a love of the arts. By the time she was a young adult her passion for painting had come to the forefront. She loved experimenting with different mediums but soon found that using acrylic paints gave her the best outcome for her works. During this time she also began exploring the possibility of using her hands to paint rather than the traditional method of using brushes. The technique of solely using her hands differentiates her from any other artist in Australia and ensures that each piece of work is truly unique.
In 2006 Lydia made the transition from a hobby artist to professional and took residence in a studio in Bayside. This gave her the opportunity to perfect her craft and to become one of the most exciting emerging artists in Australia.
Lydia’s paintings encompass various elements of nature, the forces of nature and their affect on the landscape. Travelled experiences are the main subjects of her work and include:
Africa – native animals
Fire – controlled burn offs, out of control forest fires and the aftermath of a fire.
Ice – seascapes of Antarctica and New Zealand.
Lydia’s most recognised works relate to the subject of fire. Rather than seeing the heartache, loss and destruction that is associated with fire, Lydia sees the passion, the intensity, the warmth, the security and more importantly the prospect of renewal from all that is destroyed.
She says of her work, “Fire consumes all life and leaves behind new beginnings in the wake of destruction. Fire takes the essence of mother’s nature and reduces it to carbon for the one thing we know that destroys all is heat. It leaves and for a moment the black, ice cold space, is all that remains, yet we seem to forgive it for the dance is ‘Beautiful’”.
Lydia has been requested to provide works for the following:
ART MIAMI – represented by CLARKSON GALLERIES
375 NW 24th STREET , Wynwood MIAMI FLORIDA
December 1 – December 6 2015
CATS – BOX on Collins – in conjunction with the musical
CATS the Musical – 189 Collins Street Melbourne
March – Nov 2015
OBSCURA – Postcard Exhibition
Old Melburnians Hall – Melbourne Grammar
19th August 2015
“Feature Artist” – The 2015 Bayside Art Show
Sandringham Yacht Club
20th August – 23rd August 2015
2015 – ART MIAMI – New Work
CLARKSON GALLERIES – Wynwood Miami Florida
2015/16 – CATS – in conjunction withCATS the Musical
Box on Collins, Collins Street Melbourne
2015 – African Beauties – in conjunction with
THE LION KING
Box on Collins- Collins Street Melbourne
2012-13 – ‘New works’ – Articall Gallery, Brighton
2011 – ‘New works’ – Articall Gallery, Brighton
2009 – Articall Gallery – Brighton
2008 – Articall Gallery – Brighton
2007 – Vivace – Brighton
2004 – Ruby Ruby Gallery – Port Melbourne
2018 – Grammar Art Show – Toowoomba QLD
2015 – “Featured Artist” – The Bayside Artshow – Melbourne
2015 – Obscura – Postcard Exhibition – Melbourne Grammar – VIC
2014 – Lindfield Art show – NSW
2013 – Chambers Exhibition – Adelaide SA
2011 – People’s Choice Award – San Remo Art Show
2009 – First Prize – George O’brien Memorial Award – San Remo Art Show
2009 – Highly Commended Award – San Remo Art Show
2007 – People’s Popular Choice Award – San Remo Art Show
SEBEL Hotel – Yarrawonga
FIRBANK GIRLS GRAMMAR – Brighton Victoria
Owen Dixon Chambers – Foyer – William Street CBD
Mantra Hotel – Foyer – Tullarmarine
G & E Pitliangas Enterprises – Foyer – Williamstown VIC
Victorian Cricket Association – Boardroom – East Melbourne, Australia
Templestowe College (Mural) – Melbourne, Australia
Box Hill Technical College – (Leadlight Window) – Melbourne, Australia
St Mary’s Pre School – Brighton Victoria
Private collections in Australia, New Zealand, United States of America, Germany and Portugal