Lucia Masciullo


Languages: English, Italian

Lucia is an award winning illustrator specialising in childrenís 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 itís 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.

It was a delight to have Lucia present to our P-2 students as she was very engaging, well prepared and easy to work with. She shared her techniques and original art work with the students and they were thoroughly engrossed when she provided the opportunity for them to draw with her and learn some new skills. She adapted her sessions to the age of the students and her books have been flying off the shelves. Great presentation!
St. Catherine's Primary School - September, 2023

We love Lucia. It is Lucia's third time visiting our school, and we hope to have her back soon. She is an absolute delight. Lucia engages with the students and changes up her sessions to embrace whatever cohort she may have. Her beautiful smile and lovely manner make the students want to give drawing a go, even when unsure of their abilities.
Toowoomba Grammar School - August, 2023

Lucia was so warm and friendly. She was extremely organised and had an engaging digital presentation for the students. Her demeanor with the students was exceptional and they responded so well to her. Definitely would recommend!
Queen of Apostles School - August 2022

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 Luciaís visit!
Ashgrove State School - September 2021

The students were engaged and enjoyed the session. They particularly enjoyed the drawing segment of the talk.
Sunshine Coast Grammar School - September 2021