Fortunate to grow up on the beach in Antigua, Lily had an early inspiration for creatively capturing seas and skies. Passionate about protecting these oceans, aged 12 Lily’s art entry won the David Shepherd Young Wildlife Competition and hung in the Natural History Museum. This sparked confidence in her work, allowing her to paint frequently enough to complete her Art GCSE a year early. From a young age she began selling her pieces through galleries in Antigua, on request and through charity auctions. Torn between a career in Art or Medicine, Lily chose the latter but continues to paint while at Med School and happily takes commissions. With a greater understanding in both these fields, Lily is now passionate about the link between Art and Medicine, in particular mental health – not only in how art can be a therapy but how it can help depict complex conditions. Lily’s work remains mostly oil/acrylic seascapes but some more recent pieces include hidden aspects of mental health disorders.
Medium: Oil paints on canvas
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