Lillian was born in Croatia and emigrated to Chicago with her parents in the 1950’s. Drawing and  painting appeared in her life at an early age.   However, her practical parents discouraged any career in the Arts so Interior Design became her profession. Moving to Los Angeles in the 1980's led her to a new profession, Fine Artist.  A classmate at a local art school told her where landscape and plein air painting was being taught by professional artists.  That's how the journey began.

 Through fellow artists she found out about the Laguna Beach art community and was encouraged to join one of the art festivals.   Every summer from 1992 to 1999 it became her second home. There in 1993 she was discovered by an Art publsher’s agent.  She  later  signed with Galaxy of Graphics, New York, they published her garden landscapes till 2003. She became an artist member of the California Art Club in 1994.  While exhibiting at Art Expo Los Angeles, she was awarded best emerging artist.  Around 1999, her style evolved and Left Bank Gallery began to show her work as well as galleries in Palm Desert, Ketchum Idaho,  Santa Ana and Joseph Wise Gallery in Laguna Beach. In 2016 Wendover Art Group signed her for their art publishing. Although Lillian is based in Orange County California, her collector base reaches across the Country.  



SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2017        Old Mill Gallery  California Art Club

2016        Randy Higbee Gallery   Costa Mesa  Ca

2015        Breckendridge Fine Art Center    Texas

2003-2013    Joseph Wise Gallery

2012         Bistango            Sylvia White Collector's Exhibit

2011         CAP Gallery Wells Fargo

2009         Festival of Arts     230 Forest     St. John's Hospital  Art Wall, Santa Monica

2008         Bistango      Space on Spurgeon      Santa Monica Studios Hangar Gallery    California Art Club Inaugural Exihibiton Orange County Chapter

2004-2007    Pollock Fine Art Santa Barbara        Bistango           Talon Group Scottsdale Arizona

1993- 2003    Left Bank Gallery         Admirals Club John Wayne Airport        Ross Watkins Galllery Palm Desert             Gallery Oscar Ketchum Idaho     L A  Artseen, Hotel Nikko Bevery Hills        LA Artseen, Le Meridien Beverly Hills                       Affair in the Garden Beverly Hills

1997-1999     Art Expo Los Angeles          Art Expo New York             Art 21 Las Vegas

1992-1999     Art- A -Fair  Laguna Beach

1994-1997     California Art Club Gold Medal Shows                     Scotch Mist Gallery Tucson Arizona

1990-1993     Oil Painters of America Santa Barbara Show     Salmagundi Club New York     Parkway Bar and Grill Pasadena     Descanso Gardens    Women Artists of the West Las Vegas        Allied Artists of the Santa Monica  Mountains


PUBLISHERS

2016             Wendover Art Group  Florida

2010             Santa Monica Book    Santa Monica CA

1993-2003    Galaxy of Graphics   New York

1994              Best of Colored Pencil