Wednesday, July 31, 2013


It's coming up fast! August 8th at Double Door Liquor, 8pm!
Come out for a fun night of music, comedy, dance, visual art, film, performance, fashion, live demonstrations, makeup artists and DRINKS!
Tickets are $10, get them through me  on the website!

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Figure Drawing at Arterie Fine Arts

Starting September I will be teaching a figure drawing class in Naperville IL at Arterie Fine Arts. We are looking for High school and College students who are interested in improving their figure drawing skills, and building their personal portfolio.

4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Class DatesSeptember: 9/13/13, 9/27/13 October: 10/11/13, 10/25/13 November: 11/8/13, 11/29/13 December: 12/6/13, 12/20/13

1 session Course Fee: $30
Hourly Fee: $15

Description: Capture the organic flow and form of the human body. Improve your skills in fast‐ paced and long‐term drawing. Build a portfolio of reference for use in your own artistic endeavors. Enter an environment in which we learn from each other and engage in an open discussion on the art of figure drawing.

Basic materials: Vine charcoalGraphite drawing pencils in a variety of sizes – 2h, hb, 2b, 4b, 6b etc.Kneaded eraser and pencil sharpener Sketch pad 11 x 14 or 18 x 24 inches Drawing board or table easel
Other materials: (for use on specific days):
Large sheets or pad of watercolor paper or Bristol India ink and Size 10 round brush2 jars/ containersWatercolor or Acrylic paint, variety of brushesColored pencils, oil pastels, markers 

Note: The model will be clothed.

Arterie Fine Arts
190 east fifth avenue
Naperville, IL, 60563

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Off The Grid: Abstract Art Exhibit

Here are some photos of the work on display currently at Oak Park Art League. I couldn't make it to the opening since I came down with a cold, but I visited the show on saturday. So much great work! And Oak Park is such a beautiful place. Come and see for yourself! The show is up until August 2nd.

Blank Slate, canvas on stretcher, 11 x 14 inches

Pessimist, Oil on canvas, 26 x 38 inches

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Upcoming Events!!!!

Here is the info for some upcoming shows featuring my work:

Off the Grid - Abstract art
Opening reception: July 12th, 7 - 9 pm
Show runs from July 12 - August 2

Oak Park Art League
720 Chicago Avenue
Oak Park, IL
Gallery Hours:
Monday - friday: 1 - 5 pm
Saturday: 1 - 4 pm

I will be showing "Pessimist" and "Blank Slate", two very recent oil paintings.

Chicago Showcase
Save the date! August 8th, 8 pm
Tickets are $10
Double Door Liquor
1572 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL

When purchasing tickets, select my name (Tanzen Lilly) in the drop down menu to support me!
This event features fashion, film, performance, visual art, music, and more!

Next Wave Art Salon
September 6th, 6 pm
166 Symphony Way
Elgin, IL

AND I will be a displaying artist at FIRE art gallery in Naperville, IL until the end of January 2014! Here are the paintings I have right now: