My name is Lila Zophia Troupe (Lila Zophia). I have been sketching, painting, and creating crafts and other artistic works since the age of four. I developed my skill in high school through the encouragement of my art teacher. I followed up my education through non-award courses at the Australian School of Art in Canberra, the capital of Australia, but I am more so self-taught.
My parents never encouraged a career or a lifepath in the arts. They were immigrant parents from Poland post World War II to Australia, so their perception of success was an office job in a public service department. Not one of my jobs or businesses has ever given me the satisfaction of job fulfillment than creating artwork. Although I obtained my Bachelor of Social Work, it never gave me the satisfaction I wanted in a career.
Now that I have adult children and they have their own lives and directions, my time to create has opened up, especially since being in isolation due to the Covid-19 pandemic. I am led to create through my prophetic dreams and visions.