Lillias August is a multi-award-winning watercolour artist. From wide open landscapes to still life paintings of everyday objects, her work reflects a brooding honesty and a love of strong, simple subject matter.
New Print available of ‘Hanging by a thread’ – see here“There are two attitudes to watercolour: the more common one being that it’s a swift immediate dash to salvation, catching the transience of light and weather. The other way is to apply washes endlessly until one achieves a sculptural quality, a timeless, Egyptian, hieratical presence. The duality of the medium – it’s being in flux – extremely slight, transparent, and then this sculptural aspect creates a tension between two opposite worlds” Leonard McComb