As a true artist from a young age, Lilly Keys graduated from London College of Fashion and began her career assisting in music for bands such as Girls Aloud and The Saturdays. She honed her talent and experience backstage working on high-profile runway shows including Balenciaga, Antonia Berardi, Topshop Unique, Jaeger, Erderm, DAKS, JW Anderson and Maison Martin Margiela.
Lilly has painted the faces of celebrities such as Usher, Neil Patrick Harris, Alexa Chung, Sadie Frost, David Gandy, Willem Da Foe and Mischa Barton among others.
Lilly is a native South African and is a beach girl at heart, but loved living and working in London Town where she had been resident until 2014, after which she relocated to California. She is inspired by mermaids and old world Goddesses, and couldn’t live without her Polaroid camera. She presents makeup tutorials for Topshop Beauty School online, and has presented on Youtube series Videojug Beauty, teaching makeup tutorials and has demonstrated her talents on E4 and Channel 4 in the UK.
Lilly Keys is now based in Los Angeles and holds an American O1 Visa.