Those of you looking to kick-start your private collection of young Australian artists should look no further than Brisbane-based painter and illustrator Lillian Piri. She works on a commission basis and has quickly earned a number of prominent placements for her work including last year’s Semi-Permanent London book. Her work is distinctive for its quirky take on common themes. It’s quite beautiful and serene with the storybook imagery playing off expressions of hope and discovery. And it’s all delivered with a minimalist colour palette, similar in its execution to the work of New York-based fellow Australian, Edwina White.