Series Spotlight - Lilia Orlova Holmes
Lilia was born in Eastern Europe and now lives and works in England. Her paintings are in many collections around the World and her looser and freer brush-work expresses her own emotive intuition. The work is anchored in figurations which are neither representational nor observational, but are explorations of feeling awoken by the artist's search for inner meaning.
Lilia is inspired by the way nature creates endless variety without judgement on what should or should not be. Her work has been described by a leading art critic as `the ethereal beauty of Lilia's fantastical garden-scapes is mixed with a loose Impressionist technique as brush-marks seem to fall off the canvas. Allow earthly splendour to fill the room with dreamy romance and a distinct Japanese calligraphic influence'