Lydia Peters is an artist local to the Washington, DC Metropolitan area, originally hailing from the exuberant twin-island nation of Trinidad and Tobago. Lydia came to the United States to perfect her craft by studying art at the world-renowned Howard University where she earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. During her studies, Lydia became inspired by the AfriCOBRA and Cubism movements. Elements of each can be found in many of her works. Lydia is American of Afro-Caribbean descent and aims to incorporate her culture and life experience into her artworks in ways that can be appreciated by all. When she is not creating new works, Lydia works to keep art alive through the next generation by teaching art at elementary schools in her community.