Lilla graduated from Architecture at Wroclaw University of Technology in Poland, where the coursework, beside the design subjects, included a generous amount of art history, drawing, painting and sculpture. She worked as an architect, in Poland and in England, before gradually becoming more active in the art world and focusing on painting.
“My art is about experiencing life with wonder and joy. It is about finding poetry and magic in the places I visit and the objects I own or happen to come across.
I particularly love painting seascapes. I aim to capture the emotions and memories that I would want to re-live when everyday life becomes mundane or stressful, fleeting moments which touch me with their beauty, the views that make me stop and look with awe, awaken memories or make me dream. I usually paint in oils, using the alla prima, wet-on-wet technique. My paintings are colourful and rich in texture. For me, the tactile nature of oil paints makes the creative process very enjoyable and playful. At the same time, though, it is an extremely focused and almost meditative experience. I hope that viewers will respond to my art emotionally and perceive a little bit of the same poetry that moved me to create.”
Lilla is an active member of the Oxford Art Society and has exhibited in the UK and USA and her native Poland.All Artists