Lily is an Irish artist based in London. She is currently studying for an MA in Children’s Book Illustration at Cambridge School of Art. Lily’s work is rooted in observational drawing, finding the seeds of inspiration in the world around her – the past also plays a dominant role, exploring characters and their worlds through sources like architecture, photographs, letters and film. She uses many different materials in her paintings, such as lime wash, gouache and crayon.

Lily hones in on her surroundings in North London, drawing on the local railway allotments and hidden gardens around Hampstead.