Lily Swain is an interdisciplinary artist who has been working in the arts since 2006. She is a graduate of the Emily Carr University of Art and Design BFA program (Vancouver, BC) and has a degree in Art Education from York University (Toronto, ON).
Lily’s current body of work focuses on using mixed media techniques. This method gives her the freedom to experiment and incorporate her love of painting, drawing and collage into a single piece. Her work is inspired by themes of personal and cultural identity, Canadian history, forms found in nature and by the beauty of the countryside where she lives and works.
Lily strives to create visual narratives in her work using charcoal, pastels, paint, thread, paper, photographs, wood and canvas. This mixed media approach allows her to express both intuitive and analytical thought, exploring ideas of memory, dreams, loss, growth and renewal.