Lucia is an award winning illustrator specialising in children’s books.
Born and bred in Italy, she moved to Australia in 2007 and since then she has illustrated more than twenty books, among which Come Down, Cat! (CBCA Honour Book and shortlisted for the Prime Minister Award), Family Forest (CBCA Award shortlisted) and the Olive of Groves trilogy (Indie Book Award shortlisted).
Her last picture book is My Real Friend, by David Hunt, 2019.
Lucia loves to create whimsical characters using traditional techniques such us watercolour, pencil, acrylic and collage. She always experiments with new styles to create different moods for different stories, but mainly because it’s more fun.
Lucia has been sharing her passion for drawing and creating illustrations with thousands of children and she regularly presents talks and workshops to students and aspiring illustrators.
Lucia is also available for virtual sessions and illustration workshops.
Lucia kept our Year 3 and 4 students totally enthralled with her sense of humour, enthusiasm and highly engaging presentation. Lucia took the students through the process of illustrating books from the beginning sketches to the completed illustrations to the published books. Showcasing her original drawings and paintings was a highlight of the presentation. To finish, Lucia led the students through a short drawing workshop which they loved. The staff and students could not talk highly enough about Lucia’s visit!
Ashgrove State School - September 2021Ashgrove State School - September 2021Lucia Masciullo
The students were engaged and enjoyed the session. They particularly enjoyed the drawing segment of the talk.
Sunshine Coast Grammar School - September 2021Sunshine Coast Grammar School - September 2021Lucia Masciullo
Lucia was bright, bubbly & the students adored her. She did everything I asked her to present as an illustrator. Excellent!
Eight Mile Plains State School - June 2021Eight Mile Plains State School - June 2021Lucia Masciullo
Lucia's friendly personality and interesting presentation really engaged our 4 groups of students from Year 1 to Year 4. She was funny and animated and simply a delight! They also enjoyed the "drawing class" and question and answer time at the end of each session.The comments from staff and students after the performance were all positive.
Kenmore State School - October 2020Kenmore State School - October 2020Lucia Masciullo
The students really enjoyed meeting Lucia. She was very engaging and easy to understand.
The students liked participating in the drawing of interesting cats and feeling the collages she had made.
I loved what the illustrator discussed and the Year 6's really were engaged and found the content of her talk interesting.
St Mary's Primary School - August 2018St Mary's Primary School - August 2018Lucia Masciullo