I am a self taught artist who began her art career after raising four wonderful boys. I actually realized I had a talent for creating images of landscapes after a friend convinced me to join her in a leisure painting time, and the rest is history.

Let's get to know Lily Adamczyk and her art...

A Rainy Night by Lily Adamczyk
A Rainy Night by Lily Adamczyk

One word that best describes your style: Representational

1. What does a typical day in your life look like?
I usually awake and go straight for coffee with cream,- to get me going. I will then get my studio ready for my students for that day. I will lay out all the materials and get the compositions ready. I am a self-taught artist so it is important for me to teach others what I took so long to learn. I really enjoy encouraging and supporting the new artists.

After a full morning and possibly afternoon of teaching , I move on to working on my latest creations which usually includes more than one piece at a time! I turn on background noise for ambiance, reheat the coffee that I forgot to drink in the morning, set out my art supplies. I will start by sketching out my latest image which I always create from various inspirations. My landscapes are a tapestry of various locations from around the world.

Once my sketch is approved, the real magic can begin.
Like most artists, time flies by while I am painting and the day is over. All that is left to do is to unwind and heat my forgotten morning coffee. Maybe I will get around to finishing that cup.

3. What is your studio like?
I thrive in well lit cheerful spaces. I like lots of organized colors against a calming neutral backdrop. My studio is mostly a vibrating green and purple combination with white storage cabinets for the eye to rest upon. I display my current art project among my students’ pieces with my awards bordering the walls. I keep it meticulously organized so that my art is never slowed down because I have to look for something.

4. Tell us one unique thing about you / your art.
I am a self taught artist who began her art career after raising four wonderful boys. I actually realized I had a talent for creating images of landscapes after a friend convinced me to join her in a leisure painting time, and the rest is history.

5. What do you love most about being an artist?
I love the challenge of creating a luminescent image from what was once just a white canvas, tubes of paint, and my imagination and bring that idea to life.

6. Which is your favorite commissioned piece so far and what is the story behind it?
This is a hard question to answer as each of the commissions I have created become special to me each in their own way. But if I had to choose, I would probably say an ocean scene I completed just last year for a young couple here in Las Vegas whom had re-located from Southern California which was close to my heart as I too re-located from The Southern California area as well. They were missing the beaches and ask me to create a 30 x 60 ocean scape depicting the feeling and sounds of their beloved California beaches...all so familiar to me... They absolutely loved the final piece and it meant so much to me that I was able to bring back that little memory to their lives.

Commissioned piece by Lily Adamczyk
Commissioned piece by Lily Adamczyk

7. What are 3 things you can’t live without?
Family, My Art and Coffee

8. Where do you get inspiration when you need it most?
Although I rarely run out of ideas as far as subjects, I will travel around and take pictures of beautiful areas provided by nature. I love going to the mountains or beaches where I get my best inspiration.

9. What does success look like to you?
Painting landscapes in Tuscany. ( Lol! Oh caught me dreaming) But seriously I think when first time buyers become collectors.

Walk Along The Beach by Lily Adamczyk
Walk Along The Beach by Lily Adamczyk

10. How do you work on commissions?
If I accept a commission, I want to make sure that the client and I have a clear expectation of what the final result will look like, the time frame, the cost, etc. I will take the inspiration piece and sketch it out for my client to approve. If the painting will prove to be especially complex, I will mock up a few proofs so that the client can see some options of what their painting will look like when I am done. If a proof is selected, I will begin the larger commission piece. I will usually work for days on end until I get the piece just right. I will submit images along the way to the client so they can share in the process; once completed and approved I will then protect it with a conservators varnish and ship it off to its new home.

Summer's Dusky Sky by Lily Adamczyk
Summer's Dusky Sky by Lily Adamczyk

For a slice of nature's beauty in your own home, chat with Lily Adamczyk on her artist page.