Lydia Hess' illustrations are found in the pages of coloring books for adults, trade books, editorial magazines, calendars and greeting cards and in home decor products. Her medium of choice is scratchboard - but likes to mix it up with digital montage and printmaking pizzaz. Loving the sacred in the ordinary, Lydia looks to the natural world and iconic symbol for inspiration in her artwork. She is the Senior Art Director / Image Editor and product developer at Amber Lotus Publishing. Her books, Sacred Nature and Sacred Symbols are the first of the Coloring Books for the Soul series published by HarperElixir. Hess now has 5 books in the Sacred Coloring series. Lydia lives in Portland, Oregon where she shares her life with her husband, photographer Robbie McClaran and their two very smart daughters.
For a comprehensive look at her work visit www.lydiahess.com