Lillias August studied Fine Art at Goldsmiths College in London followed by a postgraduate course in The History of Art and Design. She has exhibited her work widely and received many awards, most recently at the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours (RI) for both her landscape and her architectural work. She was elected a member of the RI in 2006. Lillias is an Honorary member of the Institute of East Anglian Artists (IEA) and a Patron of the Society of East Anglian Watercolourists (SEAW).