Lida was born in San Antonio, Texas and spent much of her waking life between Bexar and Brazoria County on the beautiful San Bernard River. The juxtaposition of busy city life versus the quiet hum of country living instilled in her a unique perspective of the world. She graduated from Brazosport Christian School and went on to study Studio Art at Washington and Lee University in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia where she graduated with a B.A. in Studio Art and a minor in Art History.

After college, Lida found herself living in Jackson Hole painting amongst the Tetons. Inspiration came from the dramatic landscape of north west Wyoming where western nature offered a new perspective to her work.

After meeting her life long love and now husband, Lida headed back to Texas to be close to family and begin painting full-time. She is currently living in San Antonio where the Texas hill country and plains continue to inspire and guide her work.