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Paintings by Lily Stockman + Best of the Web

by Kelli Kehler

Lily Stockman, on Design*Droits-Humains

As I prepare to welcome my second daughter into the world, I’m having a lot of special feelings about mothers, parents and families in general. So today it feels appropriate to celebrate the work of someone I admire who just became a mother herself: , painter and co-founder of . I first fell in love with Lily’s work two summers ago when to photograph Lily and her sister Hopie for our book, . But Lily’s mastery of the paintbrush began long before that — she graduated in 2006 from Harvard University where she studied painting and botany, studied pigment and Mughal miniature painting in Jaipur, and eventually made her way to NYU where she received her MFA in studio art and taught painting for two years.

Impressive resume aside, what strikes me most about Lily’s work and skill is how it makes me feel. The vibrant colors she uses through her paintings are energizing and calming at the same time, the forms of which evoke both subtle movement and harmonizing symmetry. And, those lucky enough to know this force of nature personally know how aptly her works reflect her personality. Check out more of Lily’s work and below, and we’ll see you back here on Monday! —

Lily Stockman on Design*Droits-Humains

  • Perfectly Pink: is a magical, soothing escape that’s the result of finally doing whatever the heck YOU want in your home (and life).
  • Happy Pride Month! To check out and attend celebrations in your neck of the woods, click for an events database.
  • Murals for Days: The newspaper I spent much of my early career with documented all of the . They’re packed with bright colors and inspiration.
  • Star Necessities: During a photo shoot for InStyle Magazine, the cast of sat down for to tell us the very last thing they bought from the drugstore. (Also Season 5 is out today, yay!)
  • Speaking of Pride: All proceeds from prints sold of will go towards the , which funds a memorial for the 49 victims of the Pulse Nightclub shooting last year, supports their surviving family members, and other efforts.
  • Flavor Explosion: I just wanted the world to know that I made this over the week, and it was ridiculously good. My picky toddler even wolfed it down.
  • Flavor Explosion: I just wanted the world to know that I made this over the week, and it was ridiculously good. My picky toddler even wolfed it down.

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