Her main body of work comprises of watercolours with pen and Indian ink, which depict her entire life. Lydia’s style has often been likened to that of Chagall.
As a small child she grew up free on a naturist island off the southern coast of France, moving during the war to a safe enclave in the eastern mountains.Her mother and father were both reputable painters: this upbringing, and her chance meeting with Pablo Picasso are all factors influencing Lydia Corbett’s work. Latterly her style has changed with her age. Now 84 she paints predominantly in oils, in a bold and striking manner.
See her book entitled ‘I Was Sylvette‘ for the full story.