Lucia Earle is a South African artist who trained at the Johannesburg Art Foundation in 1997 and 1998. In her 3rd year of History of Art at UNISA, she discovered a fascination for African masks and wooden fishing boats from around the world. She has been a working, travelling artist ever since. After crossing the Atlantic Ocean on a small hand-built wooden boat, she ended up living in Antigua where she worked on boats and painted for galleries in her spare time. She was asked to work in wall decoration for Dina de Brozzi - http://www.dinadebrozzi.com/.
5 years later Lucia had the opportunity to live and work in Mali, West Africa. Research into the heart of the Dogon country, and an exciting commission to record the masks from an impressive personal mask collection, produced a large body of work. She went on to live in Tanzania for a year where she painted the beautiful and ruggedly built fishing boats around the southern shores of Lake Victoria. Her art making process involves photography and painting mostly with oil on canvas. She sketches a lot with pastels and charcoal and you can see how her travels have guided her passions.