In her painting ‘Country’ Lily is inspired by five remarkable Dreamtime stories: Rainbow Dreaming, Sweet Honey Greville, Alpeyt (A variety of flowers), Honey Ant and Ilyarn-ilyarnty (Acacia tree and witchetty grub)
Lily Lion was born in Utopia in central Australia in 1964. Like many other women from Utopia, she became involved in art in the 1970s and 1980s through community workshop and events. Her artistic career began as part of the famous Utopia Batik group, whose work toured to international acclaim.
This led to her taking up painting in the late 1980s, when Lily began using canvas and acrylic paints. Her paintings are held in several important collections as well as being entrants in the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award Exhibitions in 1991 and 1993.