"With their immediacy and nearly spiritual intensity, Lillia Frantin's work links to the early Modernism of Van Gogh, Matisse and Bonnard. Yet, with color both sweet and robust, richly complex compositions, unexpected perspectives, flashes of bare canvas, line that shifts from bold to delicate, and paint so fresh and lush it seems almost edible, Lillia has created art that is distinctly recognizable and completely her own. The 'simple pleasures' of seeing and feeling fill her art... Each work a journey of discovery and expectation that places emotional response at its center."
- Excerpt from the catalogue essay for her show "Studio, Gardens and the Sea" at
Wally Findlay Gallery, New York, 2008.