Papalia, Lucy

Lucy was born in Perth.  She graduated from Perth Technical College in 1975 having completed a Diploma of Graphic Design.  Her specialist interests were drawing, etching and photography. Lucy worked in the advertising industry before travelling overseas and starting a family.  After returning to the advertising industry as a senior artist she decided to experiment with a variety of mediums to broaden her artistic outlook including acrylic, watercolours, pastels and pen and ink before deciding to specialize in watercolour.

Lucy is an active member of a number of community based art clubs and was invited to join the Watercolour Society of WA and has successfully exhibited works in both general and restricted art exhibitions and has won awards for her works. She has taught watercolour painting and drawing since 1992. In 1999 she was commissioned to provide artwork for a new Telstra administration building and has been commissioned by private collectors.

Her first solo exhibition was in 2001 and Lucy, as president of the Wanneroo Art Society, has been invited to judge art competitions for the Joondalup and Wanneroo Councils in public exbibitions and for local Art Clubs. She has conducted and organized art and art history tours to Salzburg, Italy and France.

Recently Lucy has been acting as President of the Watercolour Society of WA is still teaching watercolour painting at a local community centre and at  Karen Frankel Art Studio in Morley. Lucy continues to teach because she feels you teach yourself more by teaching others and finds a constant improvement in her own work as a result. More recently and because of family commitment  Lucy has reduced her workload to one or two classes a week.

Demonstrated Watercolour painting at Art Clubs
Trigg Art Society  / Atwell Gallery- Alfred Cove Art Society  /  Armadale Art Club  /  Watercolour Society of WA
Bassendean Art Club  /  Wanneroo Art Society  / Canning Art Group

Watercolour and Drawing Classes

Taught  at  Duncraig Sorrento Community Centre, Karen Frankel Studio, Adult EducationTAFE at various Locations-Churchlands, Craigie and Beldon
Workshops held at various Art clubs , local and private.

Contact by email – lucypaps@hotmail.com