The Yellow Barn Studio and Gallery
at Glen Echo Park, Maryland

Recent Work by Lida Stifel

Artist's Statement
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Lida Stifel, a native of the Washington, DC area, lives and works on a small farm near Darnestown, MD. Her work is inspired by the landscape in her immediate surroundings as well as from travels to Europe, the American West and Florida. The human figure is also an ongoing passion for Stifel and she has taught figure painting at the Yellow Barn studio in Glen Echo, Maryland for 15 years.

A perceptual realist, Stifel's paintings range from landscape to the human figure to abstraction. Her paintings are generated by things that she responds to in nature and are conceived with a strong emphasis on light and shadow. Although she experiments with techniques and materials , her work is imbued with a strong sense of respect for the traditions of art and balances on the edge of reality and abstraction.

Ms. Stifel attended Hollins College and Ohio Weslayan University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in art history and painting. She continued her education at the Corcoron School of Art in Washington, D.C., where she studied with William Christenberry.

Beyond the Beltway 16x12oil on canvas By the Tracks 12x16oil on canvas Canal at Swains Lock 20x32oil on canvas
Swains Lock 22x30oil on canvas Cliffs at Old Anglers oil 28x22oil on canvas Waiting for Spring  30x30oil on canvas
Awake in a Pink Kimono mixed media23x35 Boogie Nights 23x35mixed media Moonlight  mixed media 22x30
Seated Figure 33x24mixed media Woman in the Window 30x30oil on canvas Woman with Hydrangia 30x30mixed media
Stretched Out 36x12mixed media

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