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.