Artist Statement

Lida Stifel’s paintings include landscape, the human figure, still life, and abstraction. Her work is inspired by her immediate surrounding and from travels abroad.

“My paintings are generated by my response to nature. I always work directly from the subject, which allows me to achieve a sense of immediacy. A perceptual realist, I experiment with different techniques and materials and my work often balances on the edge of reality and abstraction, while maintaining a respect for the traditions of art.”

Lida Matheson Stifel lives on a small farm in Montgomery CountyMaryland near Washington DC.