19 August 2010

sweet lily

gorgeous painting by Lily Greenwood

This is another inspirational artist for you. A few weeks ago I went to Manchester Craft & Design Centre. Should I call it a sort of collaborated artists space? The space where many creative artists use as their studio and shop. Instead of being by oneself but with many of them, it seems to be more attractive to both visitors and artists.

When I first visited MCDC in March, I thoroughly enjoyed its atmosphere. I found quite a few artists that interested me, in particular I fell in love with work by Lily Greenwood. She paints with a collage of natural features and creatures, which many of them are butterflies. Some of her work reminds me of Japanese paintings, in fact she said she was influenced by kimono patterns. Lily is so sweet just like her name and kindly explained to me some techniques she uses. I bought a pretty print and framed it for the “wings-themed” wall, which I am currently working on.

This time on my second visit, I found this beautiful small canvas with white hydrangea. (as you can see the image above) White hydrangea is a kind of memorable flower for us as we used for our wedding. I love the background colour and of course butterflies. I could not resist to purchase an original so took it to sweet home.

If you have a chance to go to Manchester, do recommend to visit this place. For more Lily’s work and information, please visit her website. I can assure your heart will fly!


  1. lovely piece thanks for sharing ♥

  2. Ah, there's nothing like buying a piece of art that inspires you and taking it home :)

    I am off to visit her site, thanks for sharing.


  3. Dearest Maki, Lily Greenwood's work is aawesome and very inspiring! That is such a beautiful piece!! Have a lovely merry happy weekend and love to you!

  4. I am pleased you enjoyed her work. Thanks for dropping by. xm