Student Spotlight: Lilli Millon

Meet Lilli!

Name: Lilli Millon 

Year you’ll be graduating: Class of 2022

Major: Illustration 

Minor(s): Graphic Design

I’m majoring in art because I have always had an interest in art, from the time I was little to this present day. Artistic talent runs in my family and growing up with such talented people in my life, both at home and at school has influenced my love of art and pushed me to work hard to develop my artistic skills and abilities, and to make a career out of it. Majoring in art also allows me to express myself by showing my interests, creativeness, and personality. And I want to pursue a career where I can use my artistic abilities to create artwork that people will enjoy. 

I get inspiration from creating art that fits my personality: bright and colorful. In my works of art, I always try to include a piece of myself; and much of my inspiration for my artwork derives from all things that I find beautiful, unique, or have special meaning to me. In many of my art pieces I incorporate flowers and plants because my name derives from a type of flower, and they’re one of earth’s beautiful creations.  

My favorite class so far was basic drawing. I thought I knew all about the basics of drawing from high school, but upon taking this course this semester I learned a lot about the impact of the use of line and shading, I got more comfortable with charcoal, and got to experiment with other mediums to create unique and different types of works of art. 

When I’m not in class I’m either working part time or working on school-work and projects. But as busy as I am, I always try make time for art in my day even if it’s a simple doodle here and there. 

The coolest thing I’ve done so far at Marywood was taking a bus trip to the Philadephia Museum of Art and the Metropoltitan Museum of Art. I am a huge museum goer and when I had the opportunity to go see the works of art I studied in class I couldn’t wait. Pictures of artwork don’t do the pieces justice unless you’re standing right there in front of them taking it all in, it’s one of the best feelings. 

When I graduate, I plan on continuing my education and getting my master’s degree in fine arts. And I would love to get a job as a children’s book illustrator or a designer for a company (or both). 

I’d recommend the Art program at Marywood because they have wonderful resources, faculty, and staff that work with you to help strengthen your natural artistic abilities, and push you to explore outside the boundaries and to create artwork that you love and are proud to show off. 

The best spot to be on campus is the Insalaco Center for Studio Arts. You can relax (it’s always warm and toasty in there), eat your lunch while reading a magazine (did I mention there’s a microwave?), work on art projects or other school work, see art work from other artists, and meet more artsy people like yourself! I love this building so much and I can definitely say it is one of my happy places that I escape to. 

That’s all for this week! Thank you Lilli for sharing your wonderful pieces from different classes! See y’all next week!

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