"Neuvostot" by Tiina Lilja (2011) acrylic on canvas (50x70cm)

Night of the Living Cats: Edinburgh College of Art 2010-2011

Created during her first year in the Edinburgh College of Art, these paintings represent Lilja’s practice in flux.  For any young artist, this is a time of experimentation, taking risks and learning lessons.  Some of the themes and techniques first seen in this period continue to inspire the artist to this day, as others have long elapsed.  Combining needlework with a painted surface is a good example of a long lived obsession with roots in Lilja’s first year studies, as is adopting 110x120cm format for her large scale works.

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Tiina Lilja

Painter, mother to Rusty the dog, living her best life in the South of France

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