Lucia Guarnotta

freelance illustrator

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.

Work Experience

Studio Lucia Guarnotta

freelance illustrator

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 .
Livorno, Italy

Work Experience


freelance illustrator

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.
Livorno, Italy

Work Experience

De Batte Editore

freelance illustrator

I've worked as illustrator for two book
Il mio Cane un amico straordinario
Il mio Gatto un amico sorprendente
September 2007 - January 2009 Livorno, Italy

Work Experience

Yo Yo Books

freelance illlustrator

For this publishing house I've made the illustrations for 3 books

We are Wolves
We are Tigers
We are Bears
January 2000 - December 2002 Belgium

Work Experience

FireCrest Publishing

freelance illustrator

I've collaborated with FireCrest Publishing on Atlas and illustrated books on wildlife and nature. All the illustrations are hand painted gouache on paper.
March 2001 - July 2002 UK

Work Experience

"Naos" Srl

illustrator and graphic designer

August 1986 - December 1989 Livorno, Italy


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 )
examination subjects
Art painting
Art modelling
Technical Drawing
History of Art
Italian language
History and Philosophy
1975 - 1980


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 :
Art Painting
Artistic engraving
Graphic Design
History of Art
1981 - 1985


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.
2 months
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.
1995 -


Private Course Of Ancient Painting Tencniques

Private course on Ancient Painting Techniques with the Master Miranda Bertelli .
6 months

ancient painting :
primed of the canvas with gypsum and Rabbit Skin Glue
"verdaccio" technique
wax finshing

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.
1992 -


Acrylics, China Ink, Collage, Colored Pencils, Egg Tempera, Gouache, Oil On Canvas, Pastels, Watercolours,

Additional Information

COREL Painter - ADOBE Photoshop CS3 on Mac OS 10 Snow leopard – Graphic Tablet Wacom Intuos 2 oversize.