Lily Kak is a watercolor artist who was born and raised in India where she learned art in high school. She rediscovered her passion for art 20 years later after having immigrated to the US, raised two children, completed her PhD, developed a career in international development, and took several art courses. She travels extensively around the world, especially in Asia and Africa in her profession as an international development expert. She is inspired by the vibrant and diverse cultures that she experiences as she travels globally and these are often reflected in her art-work. Pursuing her two passions – art and international development – demands discipline to make time for both.
Lily is a signature artist of the Baltimore Watercolor Society. She won awards at the 2017 and 2018 Kensington Labor Day Art Shows. She has exhibited in several shows at Glen Echo Park, Brookside Garden, Friendship Heights Community Center, and the Kensington Labor Day Art Shows. She is a member of the Montgomery Art Association, Baltimore Watercolor Society, Glen Echo Yellow Barn, Artist and Makers Studio, and Rockville Art League.