About Lucinda

lucinda-exhibition-004-2My journey started at about 3 years of age when I first picked up a pencil and drew on my parent’s walls ! Apparently I soon received a blackboard as a present … I always new I wanted to be an artist, just like my father, his mother and her father.
As soon as I was old enough I applied to attend Art School, where I was lucky enough to gain a place, competition was quite fierce.  My course followed a classical form of training, which took five years of full time study and covered all the basics like anatomy, perspective and colour theory.
I moved to the Gold Coast as soon as I finished school and started to produce works which I took to a gallery in Surfers – the owner told me I had no talent and to go and find another career, devastated I didn’t pick up a brush for another 10 years.
For me art has always been about making something pleasing to the eye – something that you can look at everyday and find something new to see, make your day a little better for having that piece in your life.  If I am really successful, it will let the viewer escape to their own place for a little while.
I continue to to acquire as much technical knowledge about materials as I can, continue to experiment with different mediums, paint with groups and spend many solitary hours in my studio. It is all part of my learning process, my journey, what makes me paint the way I paint at this precise moment.  I have changed styles over the years, moved from realism to expressionism to cubism and back again. It’s not to say that this won’t change, it probably will, you never know where your paintbrush will lead you!
HIGHLIGHTS
1976                Art Diploma Qualifying Course – 2 years               National Art School
1978               Diploma in Art – 3 years                                                National Art School
1998               Gold Coast Show Society                                            Painting – 3rd Prize Special Award                                                                                                                               Painting – Highly Commended x 2
2000               National Building Company, Gladstone                Commission x 2
                        Flinders Fine Dining, Gladstone                                Commission x 2
                        Photographic Company, Gladstone                        Commission x 2
2001              Gold Coast Show Society                                             Sculpture – 3rd Prize
                        Society of Sculptors, Gold Coast                               Tony Palmer Award
2002              Gold Coast Show Society                                             Sculpture – Highly Commended
                        Nerang Chamber of Commerce                                 Mural
                        Art Auction – Bali Bomb Victims                                 Major Contributor
2003              Gold Coast City Council Library                                  Commission
2004/7          Italo-Australian Club                                                       Commission number of murals
2005              Gold Coast Sculptors Society                                      Highly Commended
2006              Bruce Watling Galleries, Gold Coast                         Solo Exhibition –
                                                                                                                                    Pushing the Boundaries
                       Gold Coast Show Society                                              Contemporary Painting – Highly                                                                                                                                                Commended
                                                                                                                       Sculpture – Highly Commended
2008             Mortimore Prize & Traveling Exhibition                    Finalist Sculpture
2010            Pauline Ewers Fine Art                                                     Solo Exhibition
                               Toorak, Melbourne                                                               New Works
2013            d’arcy Doyle Art Awards                                                  Landscape – Highly Commended
2014           Volunteer Coast Guard, Southport                              Wall Mural – commission
2016           Gold Coast City Council Library                                    Artist in Residence, Nerang