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Behind the Curtain

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Oil on wood

25.5 x 56 x 2.5 cm


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About the artist

Lily Snowden-Fine is a British/Canadian painter living in London. She studied illustration at the Ontario College of Art and Design University, and is currently in The Drawing Year scholarship program at the Royal Drawing School.

Drawing from her love of antiques, found imagery, and family photographs, Lily’s work communicates to the viewer an image of nostalgia for a fleeting moment; mundane memories inflated into cherished imagery after life has moved far enough away for them to feel like a relic of a past life.

She is drawn to the warmth and playful colours of 20th-century paintings which she explores through oils, acrylics, oil pastels and etchings. Her process begins with drawing, finding intriguing compositions in the poses of people around her that tell a story or embody a mood she wants to convey.

She says: "A portrait is a delicate combination of who someone really is and how I personally see them. Similar to how a face changes from your first impression to close friends, the experience of painting a portrait is getting to know someone. It is the balance of capturing intimate details and the communication of their impression as a whole."


This artwork is particularly fragile and we will need to organise specialist shipping. Please email to discuss shipping options.


Once you have received your artwork, you have 14 days to return it to us for a full refund if you are not happy with it. Please note that the work must be returned in its original condition and in its original packaging. You are responsible for the cost of the return shipment, and we reccomend that you use a tracked and signed for service. If your work has been damaged during transit then please contact us via the contact page and we will help get to the bottom of it with you.

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