Lilia's oil paintings on linen or canvas appear almost photoreal but their subject matter belies this. With a tricksterish feel to them, they conjure up a playful atmosphere that is quite mysterious, even bordering at times on sadistic! With great skill, she takes command of her imagination, seemingly able to evoke whatever comes to mind. Whether it be a Medusa-like woman with a head full of snakes; competitive businessmen stripped of their suits or jokers in elaborate headgear. But each artwork expresses and invites a smile.