Lily works from a fascination with the natural world realised at an early age, growing up in Cumbria. With influence from eighteenth century printmakers such as Hokusaki and Hiroshige, her artwork creates glorified representations of nature choosing subject matter primarily as a vehicle for exploring colour.
Lily’s trademark technique, developed over a number of years, uses reproductions of her own paintings as collage material onto a new canvas. Backgrounds are painted with acrylics then the collage material is employed. She then uses washes of ink, applies additional details with paint or drawing and finally varnishes the finished piece with clear gloss, securing the collage and adding an opulent lustre to bring depth to her colours.