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By: Itz'ana Resort & Residences / 05 Apr 2023
Custom Art by Lili Dauphinee


A Keepsake from Paradise


Meet Lili Dauphinee, a talented artist who has captured the hearts of many with her unique and whimsical style. Her latest collaboration with Itz'ana Resort & Residences fuses art and adventure to create a truly unforgettable souvenir for our guests.




Discovering Lili Dauphinee's Artistic Journey

Lili Dauphinee is a Canadian-born, internationally collected contemporary artist and owner of "THIS MUST BE THE PLACE" Studio and Gallery in Belize. She was the recipient of the inaugural NSAS scholarship and her work has been featured in various fine art publications. Philanthropy and environmentalism are heavily tied into her mission as an artist, as she returned to painting in an effort to raise funds for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit where her two sons were born. Lili continues her "Paint It Forward Charity Project" and has raised funds for McMaster Children's Hospital, One Tree Planted, Women for Women International, and the Placencia Humane Society, along with several other private causes. Her creative journey is truly a testament to the power of art, and its ability to inspire and make a positive impact.



The Beauty of Belize - Brought to Life Through Digital Art

In the Spring of 2022, Lili along with her young family relocated to Belize, Central America where she is currently using her passion for art to capture wanderlust through commissioned paintings. Travelers share their precious memories with Lili, and witness their photos transformed into breathtaking digital artwork. Lili remains ever-inspired by the nature that surrounds her on the Placencia Peninsula, and is especially skilled in bringing to life the vibrant nature of Belize through the intricate details in her digital paintings. Her artwork has a dreamy, ethereal quality that captures the essence of the moment flawlessly. With detailed brushstrokes on her digital canvas, the hues of the ocean, the textures of palm leaves, and soft Placencia sands come to life.



Itz'ana Moments

Lili Dauphinee's collaboration with Itz'ana Resort is the perfect illustration of how art can seamlessly complement travel. Her artwork has had a profound impact on travelers as she makes beautiful moments even more timeless. The vibrant colors and intricate details of her work transport travlers to a world of natural beauty and tranquility within their very own vacation memories. 


With our new "Itz'ana Moments" package, enjoy a beachfront luxury vacation along with a cherished keepsake. Included in the package is a custom digital painting from Lili Dauphinee to transform the beauty of your Itz'ana moments into a work of art you will forever cherish. 


Be Inspired by Belize