About Lil McGill

 My Creative Life

For many years now I have been an abstract painter, with work in shows and galleries and music events in Northern California. I have produced hundreds of paintings and have developed a painting and teaching style that is simple and open and accessible to artists of all abilities. I write poetry, photograph in nature, create books  (four in the last four years), lead collaborative mandala-making groups, and maintain a daily piano practice.

Creativity Guidance for Deeply Feeling Souls

Now I have developed a creativity guidance program, Renewing Your Creative Spirit, a 4-step system for maintaining a strong and consistent creative practice, based on the natural rhythm of the seasons, working one-on-one and in small groups, both in person and online.

I work with those of you who want to direct your precious energy and attention to your creative work because you know it is vital to your well being.

It is more than a hobby or a pastime.  You know the value of aligning with your inner being and creative purpose to awaken your life force and raise your vibration for yourself and everyone around you.

You often have difficulty prioritizing this important work for yourself although you feel an irrepressible longing to create. You want to help everyone and are extremely aware of the needs of others in our unstable world, and can get depleted from constantly being called on to help in  so many ways.

You know time is precious, your life is precious, and you can't put it off any longer.

How I can help… 

You may just need a little gentle guidance to get you back in alignment with your creativity.

With a lifetime of  art making and  teaching experience, I provide simple guidelines, structure and inspiration for establishing and nurturing a unique creative practice.

The process of opening to your creative work can be tender and vulnerable. I can be with you each step of the way, gently guiding you through whatever arises. I'm here for you, and I am delighted and excited for you to experience artistic freedom.

A few other things about me:

  • I grew up by the ocean
  • As a young person I was an athlete -- tennis, field hockey, volleyball, basketball
  • I was writing stories and poems since I learned to write in first grade
  • I talk to flowers and trees
  • I have a rock at the river where I go to recharge my body and soul
  • Letter-writing is my favorite art form
  • I feel it's important to create gatherings and rituals to bring people together to praise and celebrate Life
  • Playing the piano is my meditation

Email me at create@lilmcgill.com  if you’d like to share where you are on your creative path and connect with me


  • “Lil knows how to create a safe and nourishing space for creativity. I highly recommend working with her.”

  • “Lil McGill knows how to bring out the creative qualities of the individual or the collective group whether it be with painting, poetry or gathering women for flower mandalas to celebrate the beautiful essence of nature and the feminine. She is a magical muse like none other I have met.”