“Strongly believed-in and stated convictions about art have a habit of tumbling and collapsing infront of the canvas when the act of painting actually begins”    Philip Guston


Lillias August studied Fine Art at Goldsmiths College in London followed by a postgraduate course in The History of Art and Design. She has exhibited her work widely and received several awards, most recently at the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours (RI) for both her landscape and her architectural work. She was elected a member of the RI in 2006.

From 2000 – 2005  

Lillias was project artist for St Edmundsbury Cathedral in Bury St. Edmunds during the Suffolk Cathedral Millennium Project. ‘Cross’, a series of paintings that  grew out of the project, toured to Ely, Peterborough and Lincoln Cathedrals and to Southwell Minster with grants from, amongst others, Arts Council England East and East Midlands (2005 – 6).


2000 onwards annually

Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours (RI) Mall galleries, London  PRIZEWINNER in 2002, 05, 06, 10 & 17


Sunday Times Watercolour Competition, Mall Galleries London

Beaux Arts Gallery, Bath

RI, Horsham Museum and Art Gallery

RI, Albany Gallery, Cardiff

Old Fire Engine House, Ely – Solo

IEA (Institute of East Anglian Artists) Buckenham Gallery, Southwold

SEAW (Society of East Anglian Watercolourists) Pond gallery, Snape – exhibited as Patron


Adrian Hill Fine Art

IEA  Holt

RI  Splash, Mall Galleries, London

SEAW  Babylon Gallery, Ely – exhibited as Patron


Walton and Bovill Fine Art – Long Melford, Suffolk

Bury Art Trail,  Bury Festival, Bury st Edmunds

Edmund Gallery, Bury st Edmunds

St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Suffolk

The Gallery, Snape Maltings, Snape, Suffolk


Walton and Bovill Fine Art, Long Melford, Suffolk

IEA (Institute of East Anglian Artists) Mandell’s Gallery, Norwich, Norfolk

RI, Tenby Museum, Pembrokeshire, Wales

RI, Lloyds Register, London


IEA (Institute of East Anglian Artists) Picturecraft, Holt, Norfolk

Contemporary East Anglian Artists, Gainsborough’s house , Sudbury, Suffolk

‘Still Alive’, FBA members exhibition, Mall Galleries, London


IEA inaugural exhibition, Picturecraft, Holt, Norfolk

The Federation of British Artists presents London, Mall galleries

London Views RAC club, Pall Mall, London

RI in Rye, Rye Art Gallery

RI at the National Theatre, Southbank, London


‘Fragments, images from a vaulted ceiling’, Edmund Gallery, Angel Hill, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

Assembly House Art Show 2011, Norwich

South Suffolk Show


‘A-Z of Still Life’, Wildwood Gallery, Bury St Edmunds

Art in the Barn, Dove Barn, Groton, Suffolk

Watercolour Academy, Mall Galleries, London

Suffolk showcase, Smiths Row, Bury st Edmunds, Suffolk

RI exhibition Gallery Lefort Fine Art, Bath,

Highwaymans Gallery, Risby, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk


 Art at the Park, Croxton, Norfolk

Harleston Gallery, Harleston, Norfolk

RI at the Alresford Gallery, Alresford, Winchester, Hampshire

High Watermark, RWS & RI, Bankside and Mall galleries, London

Threadneedle Prize, Mall galleries, London

‘Visions of Watercolour Today’, Contemporary German – English Painters in Watercolour   Villa Streccius, Landau, Germany

RI at The Russell Gallery, Putney, London

2004, 2006 – 2008

Artworks at Blackthorpe Barn, Rougham, Bury St Edmunds


Langham Fine Art, Langham, Suffolk

Suffolk Showcase 08, Bury St Edmunds Art Gallery

Harleston Gallery, Harleston, Norfolk

Wildwood gallery, Bury St Edmunds


Langham Fine Art, Langham, Suffolk

Art at the Park, Croxton, Norfolk.


Retrospective ’06 – mixed exhibition, Gallery 27, Cork Street, London

Langham Fine Art, Langham, Suffolk

Suffolk Showcase, Bury St Edmunds Art Gallery

Art at Dove Barn, Groton, Suffolk

2000 – 2005  

Project artist for St Edmundsbury Cathedral during the Suffolk Cathedral Millennium Project which includes the completion of the central Tower 2005, 2006 ‘Cross’ series tour to Ely, Peterborough and Lincoln Cathedrals and Southwell Minster


‘Millennium Tower’, St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Suffolk

Wildwood Gallery, Bury St Edmunds


Art Works in Mental Health – National Touring Exhibition


Art Auction East, Bury St Edmunds Art Gallery, Bury St Edmunds

The Wall Gallery, Ely


Art Trail, Bury St. Edmunds Festival, Suffolk

Wildwood Gallery, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk


Royal Watercolour Society (RWS), Bankside Gallery, London

‘Work in Progress’, Cathedral Cloister during Bury St Edmunds Festival


Singer & Friedlander/Sunday Times Watercolour Exhibition, London

‘Cross Country’, Bury St. Edmunds Art Gallery, and Niederrheinisches Museum, Kevelaer, Germany


The Old Fire Engine House, Ely, Cambridgeshire

‘This Flat Earth’, University and Firstsite Galleries, Colchester, Essex

The Laing Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London


Cathedral Cloister Gallery, Bury Festival, Bury St. Edmunds


The Laing Exhibition, Mall Galleries (PRIZEWINNER)

‘On the Border’, Wolsey Gallery, Christchurch Mansion, Ipswich