Lily Prince's latest plein air drawing and painting series serves to remind viewers of all the beauty that still exists in our country, despite recent environmental and societal devastation. Prince’s artwork reveals how much untouched land and inspiring landscape abounds in the Southwest and Northwest, both regions where she has spent time recently creating her series. She credits the scientists and artists who devote their time to being in nature to record and reflect upon their experience, bringing attention to what is most important to our survival.
Lily Prince was recently awarded the highly prestigious Pollock-Krasner grant for her lifelong commitment to and achievements in the field of painting. She has exhibited widely, both nationally and internationally, and has received numerous commissions that include the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. Prince served as artist-in-residence at the Olana New York State Historic Site and has been awarded artist residencies at Draftsmen’s Congress at the New Museum, New York; BAU Institute, Italy; and Galerie Huit, Arles, France. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, New York magazine, The Brooklyn Rail, and New American Paintings, among numerous others.