I first began my professional career painting realistic watercolors, gradually I opened my mind to learning the art of making mixed media, incorporating hand painted papers.
A Fine Artist and Artisan, I adore creating wearable art. Over the years I learned bead string and weaving, Kumihimo the ancient art of Japanese braiding, and silversmithing. Blessed, my beloved life partner Bill designed and built my perfect studio.
Award-winning British born, Long Island Artist and Artisan Lilian Masten creations can be found in both public and private collections across the United States and Europe. Inspired by the beauty of nature and travel. Lilian's lifelong commitment to creating was shared with teaching Art including special needs children. Retiring after 30+ years, Lilian finally had the time to focus on her own art.
Invited to be a member of the Artist Co-op Gallery on Station Road in the art-centric village historic Bellport. Closing after the building was sold., Lilian along with 4 of its former members, opened the Phoenix Fine Arts Gallery on Main Street also in Bellport. After building a following built a local following and branching to show and sell through Long Island and Florida Galleries and Boutiques launched LiMa Originals.
LiMaOriginals.com showcases just a small part of Lilian's work. Soon to open is her online Boutique Shop. There you can see, own, or gift LiMa Originals. Created with great love, and dedication, using only the finest materials. Lilian's hand wrought sterling silver jewelry are created around semi-precious and natural stones which speak to her.