WELCOME TO THE FAMILY LORETTA LIZZIO
Loretta Lizzio first caught our attention with her compelling smile, she then captured our hearts with her vivacious personality, and incredible artistic talent.
Through large scale murals, fine illustrations, photography and graphic design, Loretta Lizzio creates a whimsical world that seems to transport you into an alternate reality. Having grown up on a quiet isolated farm in far North Queensland, Loretta, from a young age, used her imagination to create her escapes. She has always loved to explore nature and her affinity for insects and animals has helped to define Loretta’s signature style.
Through her obsessive line work, she captures a sensuous desire for freedom, adventure and love. Always striving to exceed her own creative boundaries, Loretta has worked in tattooing, design, printmaking, installations and painting. Although its obvious her developed style and true love is working with pen and pencil.
On top of all of that, when she is not making bare walls beautiful, she is compiling interviews of inspiring creative people to create her first printed magazine, and preparing for her second solo exhibition!
WE CANT WAIT TO SEE WHAT THE FUTURE HOLDS FOR LORETTA LIZZIO, BUT IN THE MEAN TIME WE CAUGHT UP WITH HER TO TALK INSPIRATIONS, ARTISTIC STYLE AND DRINKING TEA!
WHAT ARTISTS INFLUENCE YOU?
I generally find what finds me at the right time to be inspiring. New people, new experiences, new places. Long time favourites would have to be Audrey Kawasaki, Del Kathryn Barton and Amy Sol.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONAL ARTISTIC STYLE?My work is usually very detailed and whimsical. It very much reflects my subconscious. There is always a sense of adventure or escape, and is sometimes a little naughty. I often stick to a particular subject and story line before i am ready to move on.
WHO IS YOUR STYLE ICON?
Hmmm, I would have to say Alexa Chung. I am always drawn to what she wears, everything from her hair to her shoes works for me!
WHAT DO YOU DO IN YOUR DOWN TIME?I love to explore the outdoors! Otherwise a good movie, a cup of tea, good food and good company.
HOW DO YOUR SURROUNDINGS AFFECT YOUR WORK?
My surroundings massively effect my work. I try to surround myself with positive, fun, down to earth, hard working people and I usually bloom under these circumstances. I think everyone does!
WHAT IS YOUR GUILTY PLEASURE?Tea and scones, with lots of jam and cream...and a friend to enjoy it with
WHAT IS YOUR DAILY ROUTINE LIKE?
Wake up, eat cereal, run, coffee with a friend, studio, music, drawing, painting, snacking, internet break, friends, dinner, more art, more tea, book, bed.
IF YOU COULD TRAVEL ANYWHERE..?
I am yet to visit New York, and am dying to get to Italy! I still have family there.
WHAT IS YOUR INNER GEEK INTO?
Action and thriller movies!!
I COULDNT LIVE WITHOUT.....
My family, laptop, art supplies.
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