Author Archive: Lily Mae Martin

Lily Mae Martin is an Australian born visual artist. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Victorian College of the Arts in 2008,

upon which she was awarded the Lionel Gell Traveling Scholarship and subsequently moved to Berlin, where her practice is currently


The basis of Lily's style grew from a strong focus on human anatomy and etching styles, however traveling hindered her ability to access a

press. She subsequently developed a technique to replicate the printmaking style using felt tipped ink pens; building up layers and

layers of line to create tone and form. More recently her practice has swung toward a focus on oil painting and portraiture. Although Lily

states that her intention is not to unsettle the viewer, she portrays people in an honest, raw and emotional way that often has been

described as "confronting" and "brutally beautiful".

Influences include Jenny Saville and Lucian Freud.

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Childbirth: The Inspiration to Write

Childbirth: The Inspiration to Write

Even as a child, I wanted to be a writer. I wrote an endless amount of poems and stories about wolves and horses. I also read a lot, and if I liked a particular author, I would hunt down every book, every item they had ever written. But to me personally, the writing game is […]

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