ABOUT ME

Artist / Painter

Lydia Ciconte


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.


Inspiration


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’”.



CURRENT EXHIBITIONS


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


SOLO EXHIBITIONS


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


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS


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


AWARDS


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


PUBLIC COLLECTIONS


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

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