076 Lilliana S. Didovic


My art is reflection of my own journey in life. I was born in the former Yugoslavia (Sibenik, Croatia). In 1992, I escaped the war in my homeland (Sarajevo, Bosnia) and was granted political asylum in the United States for my family and me. En route to our exile in America, we stopped in Philadelphia, where we found our new ‘place in the sun.’ This city, where we made our new home and where my son’s life has been saved so many times, has become a theme and inspiration for my paintings. I found inspiration in the city that gave me hope, home and solace. My award-winning paintings portray Philadelphia in its best light: bright, bold, glittery and famously iconic. My life, which has been full of surprises and is very difficult to describe in words, is visible in the colors I use for my art: brave, dynamic, vibrant and unpredictable. It is one of the new escapes from the life I previously had. Done in acrylic, on canvas or black drawing paper, my paintings show a celebration of life and existence. I am spreading that celebration all over the world, with my art included in private collections in Europe, Australia, South America, Israel, and Hong-Kong, China and throughout United States.