Artist Bio

by Lilly Harms

I am a 2005 MFA painting graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design. I attended Armstrong Atlantic University in 1985 to major in art for two years and completed my BFA in Painting in 2001. In the interim of attending Armstrong University and Savannah College of Art and Design, I received private lessons from various local talent.

Being from the south, I respond to large trees and am drawn toward things involving water or flow; toward the organic. What I notice are the negative and positive spaces the figure-ground relationships create, the power of push and pull.

I work primarily in oil medium on panel and most recently have developed a body of work using acrylic metallics. A minimal-abstractionist, my paintings are rich in color with a variation of texture with a focus on light and shadow. Color is experimental using many layers and glazes.

The work I make is expressive of who I am. The work evokes the power in embracing the mystery of life. It is a trace of the traceless from a place of the placeless.