Feel-good art to bring joy and happiness
Alistair McLean
Alistair McLean
Category: Art

Each day has been so tough all around the world. But we also want to celebrate the happy things –  such as introducing artist Lilly McLean.  She has agreed to a special commission rate for new clients, providing you let her know that you discovered her through Secret Design Studio.

Artist Lilly McLean creates feel-good art to bring joy and happiness.

Artist Lilly McLean creates feel-good art to bring joy and happiness.

Lilly has been a passionate artist for some years now and commenced her University career studying Fine Arts at The University of Melbourne, at the Victorian College of the Arts, where she was one of the youngest students in her first year.   Students from the University of Melbourne may be familiar with her name as she was regularly published in “Farrago” which is the magazine published by the Melbourne University Student Union when she attended in 2016.

"Hugh", portrait by Lilly McLean. Single-subject rate $50 for A4 size with Secret Design Studio discount for a limited time.

“Hugh”, portrait by Lilly McLean. Single-subject rate $50 for A4 size with Secret Design Studio discount for a limited time.

 

 

 

"Couple", portrait by Lilly McLean. Double subject rate $60 for A4 size with Secret Design Studio's discount.

“Couple”, portrait by Lilly McLean. Double subject rate $60 for A4 size with Secret Design Studio’s discount for a limited time.

She has also studied at RMIT in Fine Arts, and has now progressed to Deakin University where she is studying philosophy (amongst other things). Lilly says that she was working as an educational mentor, nanny and as a freelance illustrator, alongside part-time study.  Since her return from India at the start of 2020 (well before the pandemic) she has decided to focus on her feel-good art to bring joy and happiness to her commission clients.

"Mothers Day", portrait by Lilly McLean. Four subject rate $80 for A4 size, with Secret Design Studio's discount.

“Mothers Day”, portrait by Lilly McLean. Four subject rate $80 for A4 size, with Secret Design Studio’s discount.

 

While each of her commissioned portraits are elegantly simple, and understated she successfully manages to capture the spirit of her subject.  In these troubled times we need to cherish our family and friendships, and what better way to celebrate the important people in your life than commissioning Lilly to create something unique that will be treasured for years to come.

"Andrews Parents", portrait by Lilly McLean. Double subject rate $60 for A4 size with Secret Design Studio's discount.

“Andrews Parents”, portrait by Lilly McLean. Double subject rate $60 for A4 size with Secret Design Studio’s discount.

 

If you would like to contact Lilly to discuss a commission and to send a photo of your subject(s)  her email address is lilly.hmm@gmail.com.

A happy gift recipient. Portrait by Lilly McLean. Double subject rate $60 for A4 size with Secret Design Studio's discount for a limited time.

A happy gift recipient. Portrait by Lilly McLean. Double subject rate $60 for A4 size with Secret Design Studio’s discount for a limited time.

If you would like to follow Lilly’s work here is her Instagram page:

Link to Lilly McLean’s Instagram page

Artist Lilly McLean’s Instagram page

 

Remember to let Lilly know that you discovered her through Secret Design Studio when commissioning a piece to get the Secret Design Studio discount (but only for a limited time).

“Rooftops” by artist Lilly McLean