Lúcia is a Transpersonal Art Therapist and 7th Degree Reiki Master. She believes wholeheartedly that we are all born creative beings – whether it be cooking, gardening, dancing, or music, for example. Creativity helps instill a sense of peace, joy and wonder by restoring balance not only in our personal lives but also in the wider communities.
Her life and career have taken many twists and turns but have always been infused with creativity. She began as a Junior Graphic Artist working at GoGo Graphics – when fonts and images were manually fed through hot wax rollers prior to print. She experimented with merchandise displays in the Manchester Department, Sydney branch in the days of Grace Bros, turning the humbly folded towels into fans and flowers infused with potpourri; she delighted children with art play both planned and spontaneous at Boundary Lane Children’s Centre, Darlington – providing a wide range of sensory experiences with various materials and mediums; she released her creative flare through Fashion displays at Wallis Sheffield, Brian Rochford The Rocks and Events in Sydney; and designed vibrant Powerpoint presentations, seating layouts, staff gathering invitations and other signage and forms for Itochu Australia Ltd.
2008 was a major turning point in her life which was reflected through her artwork, bringing it to the forefront and culminating in “One” – an exhibit at Medium Rare, Redfern in 2009. A solo pilgrimage across the Camino de Santiago de Compostella deepened her connection to Mother Earth and Father Sky. This was ensured by a series of art classes at the National Art School, Darlinghurst. Guidance from the professional artist and mentor Roger Crawford proved invaluable in helping her to realise, birth, and express the awesome wonders of her ever-evolving spiritual journey through art play.
Her portfolio is a reflection of her life walk – eclectic and experiential: oil pastels, textas, and black Artline pen drawings of everyday objects and people; photography; mandalas; balsa wood reliefs; and oil paintings. Having moved to the Lower Blue Mountains in 2018, she intuitively began drawing and painting scenes from her bushwalk experiences.