Press & Updates


ThePaperChronicles, 3 November 2015

"I’ve always thought that with the proliferation of digital photography, the pendulum would eventually swing the other way, and artistic renderings would again rule the day. Stumbling across the charming work of Lili Di Prima seems to back this idea up. 

Her meticulous portraits of families — including children and pets — capture the essence of each subject, as well as a moment in time, in a way a photograph could never do. These promise to be cherished keepsakes of loved ones that will endure for posterity."

ModernCatMagazine, 10 June 2015

"What could be better than a custom illustrated family portrait of my partner and our two cats? Lili Di Prima combines her love of vector illustration and vintage family photos to create beautifully unique portraits that capture the personality of her subjects, pets included!"

Redesignrevolution, 5 May 2015 

"Simple and sweet, this listing gives you a customized portrait of you and your fluffy friend. So cute!  

Threeloudkids, 22 April 2015 

Coolmumpicks, 4 November 2014 

"Cartoony but not juvenile, I absolutely love this Italian artist’s digital illustration style down to the textured background. You can get up to four people or request a custom order. I also happen to like the artist’s statement that there’s “no limit to changes” – when you’re happy, she’s happy." 

Tuenight, 16 December 2014 

"Not all canine gifts need to be for man’s best friend alone. Etsy is an amazing source of puppitude for doggie parents. Artist Lili Di Prima kills it with her cartoon-inspired family-cum-pet portraits. Words of warning: Lili may not be able to fulfill your order before the end of the year, but you can get a gift certificate for your favorite pet lover, who will receive a fun gift in the dead of winter when more fun is needed most." 

Indigomemoirs, 23 November 2014 

"Everyone loves their faithful furry companions, so why not grab one of these custom pet portraits from talented graphic designerLili, based on the Island of Sicily. She also does custom portraits of people too!" 

Etsy, 5 September 2014

..It’s these details that will help make your custom portrait a true resemblance and a treasured work of art for years to come — one that these portraitists are honored to make. “I feel lucky to work with people who love each other,” says Di Prima. “I’m happy to be the person who creates a symbol of this love between them.

Goedgevoel, 22 July 2014

"Persoonlijke en doordachte cadeaus vallen altijd in goede aarde. Maar soms is het zwoegen om weer met iets origineels te komen en is het net even teveel moeite om zelf cupcakes te bakken, meesterlijke gedichten te schrijven en een lied te componeren. Voor wie toch verrassend uit de hoek wil komen, biedt Italiaanse kunstenaar Lili Di Prima een geweldige oplossing: een handgeschilderd portret van de familie, jarige,  huisdier of geliefde.

Haar stijl is quirky en de portretten hebben allemaal een ‘happy family’ in de jaren vijftig gevoel. Verwacht veel ‘oh’s’ en ‘aah’s’ bij de presentatie van je gift. Hoera! Hiermee sta je er zelf ook prima op."

Goodhousekeeping, 23 April 2014

"This seroius-yet-quirky piece gave us a chuckle, and would look perfect in a country kitchen."

Popsugar, 28 January 2014

"Italian artist Lili Di Prima captures kids and their pets (and/or parents) in her own signature style. Lili will work with you until you're completely satisfied with the outcome." 

Cultivatecreate, 16 January 2014

"I am absolutely crazy about these quirky portraits.  Send Lili Di Prima a photo of each person in your family and she creates beautiful, unique portrait art.  I am definitely doing this! She also does wedding invitations and pet portraits."

Design Crush Blog, 24 September 2013

"Have you ever commissioned a portrait of yourself, your family, or even as a gift for someone else? I can’t say that I have, but it’s something I’ve been thinking of more and more lately. It seems like every way I turn there’s an incredible illustrator or painter showing me yet another reason why I need one of me and my crazy pet menagerie. "