Hello! I’m Gillian Chapura, the watercolorist and live painter behind Water Lily!

I’ve been drawing, painting, interacting with animals, and spending time outside before I can remember and since then have always had a passion for creating art about whatever is around me. I attended the University of North Texas to major in Photography, but a month before graduation, I realized I didn’t want to pursue photography as a career. A few months later, I painted my first watercolor bouquet painting and then created Water Lily! When I’m not painting, you can find me experimenting with film and alternative photography, going on walks, trying to take care of my plants even though I have a black thumb, and playing with my Anatolian Shepard Ollie. I really love painting  and creating unique artwork to cherish your wedding day.