From a young age Lucia started expressing herself creatively. Her work has gone through various transformations and transitions and can be very client specific and personalized according to each clients’ story. Lucia sees herself as a visual storyteller and adapts her work to the environment an art piece might be used for, incorporating cultural aspects of the surroundings and people into her art.
She has been practising art in New Zealand for the past five years, having moved here with her family in 2017. Growing up in South Africa provided unique opportunities to give expression to her passions and after becoming a mother she practised professional photography specializing in family, maternity and new-born portraits. Once in New Zealand she started returning to her first love – painting – and did so painting a mural for her daughters’ school library. From there she has continued to receive regular inquiries from clients for large scale murals to tell their stories or simply to beautify their spaces. In 2020 she submitted an artwork to Auckland Transport and was chosen to have her art displayed on one of their trains in their “Heads up, Ears out, Trains about” project, promoting railway safety.
Lucia uses mostly acrylics to paint her large-scale projects, as well as using spray-paint and airbrush. She creates digital artwork as well as occasionally working in oils when time allows.
She draws inspiration from the world around her, nature and the people in her environment or who commission her work. She listen to the stories of the people she meets and incorporate their message and themes into her artwork.