After graduating summa cum laude at the Academy of Fine Arts in Carrara in 1985 and starting my career as a graphic designer I undertook my career as a freelance illustrator, collaborating with several Italian and foreign publishing houses for books, fairy tales illustrated atlases, art prints and more.
I have a quality of naturalistic illustration, very detailed and extremely realistic.
I work with all the traditional media : oil, tempera, acrylic, colored pencils, watercolor, etc. ... and even with digital media. Excellent knowledge of Photoshop, Corel Painter, Wacom Tablet, Mac OS X Snow Leopard.
Studio Lucia Guarnotta
Graduated summa cum laude at the Academy of Fine Arts of Carrara in 1985 after some years as graphic designer and painter I began my career as illustrator. I've worked with some Italian and foreign publishing houses , on several project : picture books , art prints, atlas , and also images for stationery , school ,calendars , textile products and gifts .
I worked Terranova Editrice ( now Newfy srl ) from early 1995 , I've made more then 150 illustrations of cats , dogs, puppies , other animals and Santa Claus, all hand painted .From 1996 to 2000 I also had the job to teach to the new young illustrators employed by Terranova Editrice ( Newfy ) and to revise and fix their works.
I've worked as illustrator for two book
Il mio Cane un amico straordinario
Il mio Gatto un amico sorprendente
- January 2009
For this publishing house I've made the illustrations for 3 books
We are Wolves
We are Tigers
We are Bears
- December 2002
I've collaborated with FireCrest Publishing on Atlas and illustrated books on wildlife and nature. All the illustrations are hand painted gouache on paper.
- July 2002
illustrator and graphic designer
- December 1989
High Schol Of Arts
Master of Arts
School leaving certificate “ Master of Arts” at the experimental High School “F.Cecioni “ Livorno, final evaluation 54/60
( 5 years )
History of Art
History and Philosophy
Academy Of Fine Arts Of Carrara
summa cum laude
Gets a degree “summa cum laude” in Painting and Graphic Design at the Academy of Fine Arts of Carrara. Title of graduation thesis: “Project of a modular system for marble floors” Final evaluation 110/110 (4 years
Annual examinations of :
History of Art
Private Course At Dharmapala School Of Thangka Painting
Private course on elements of Sacred Tibetan Art with Karma Tshering Lama at “Dharmapala Centre” in Kathmandu.
measurements and proportions of Holy figures
priming of the traditional canvas
elements of painting and finishing
You can add activities and societies you participated in at this school.
Private Course Of Ancient Painting Tencniques
Private course on Ancient Painting Techniques with the Master Miranda Bertelli .
ancient painting :
primed of the canvas with gypsum and Rabbit Skin Glue
Painting on board with gold background :
primed of the board with gypsum and " bolo "
applying gold sheets
painting and finishing
oil-pastels painting technique on paper and board.
Oil On Canvas,
COREL Painter - ADOBE Photoshop CS3 on Mac OS 10 Snow leopard – Graphic Tablet Wacom Intuos 2 oversize.