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BlueDoorMarrakechFrom the wide open landscape of East Anglia to the unassuming details of a building site, Lillias’ paintings reflect a brooding honesty and a love of strong, simple subject matter.

 
“There are two attitudes to watercolour: the more common one being that it’s a swift immiediate 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