All the most enchanting and frightening stories of our childhood are set in woods and forests, animated by the sound of the rivulets and the looks of the creatures populating them. Lily Seika Jones is one of those who spends the majority of her time drinking tea indoors while trying to recreate those atmospheres. Her highly detailed, whimsical watercolor and ink paintings, are inspired by her favourite childhood stories and mid-century illustrators, as well as the natural world of the Pacific Northwest. Lily is interested in how myths and fairytales shape our childhood and the world around us, and sees her art-making as an exploration of the significance of these stories as we grow up.
Born in San Antonio, Texas, in 1989, Lily was raised in Vancouver, Canada, where she attended the University of British of Columbia and completed a bachelors degree in Visual Arts and English Literature, eventually attaining her teaching certification in Secondary Art Education and English. She currently resides in Seattle as a freelance illustrator and stationery designer for her paper goods company, the Rivulet Paper Shop.