My name is Lucy and I'm a musician, illustrator and painter living in Melbourne. Below you can read a little more about my art and music practices. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with any questions, ideas or comments!
Lucy Roleff is a painter and freelance illustrator.
Her paintings explore notions of beauty and purpose, depicting everyday items and elements of the natural world, whilst gently questioning our desire to claim and revere such objects. Using the traditional medium of oils in the alla prima style, these still life compositions reference paintings of bygone eras with touches of the contemporary. They aim to invite conversation around the hierarchy of inanimate objects, as well as reflection upon domestic quietude, solitude and use of space.
As a professional illustrator, Lucy has art directed, illustrated and created animation content for a range of organisations, individuals and publications.
Selected clients include Penguin/Random House, ABC, Medibank, Frankie Magazine, Triple R, Yen Magazine, Smiling Mind, The Lifted Brow, Paulette Magazine (Paris) and Latin Lover (NYC)
You can read more about her art practice over at The Design Files, Frankie Magazine, and Good Material Magazine.
2010 - Master of Teaching, University of Melbourne
2008 - Bachelor of Fine Arts, Monash University
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Lucy Roleff is a classically trained, folk musician and composer. Born to a German opera singer father and Maltese mother, she spent a childhood steeped in European classical music, storytelling and folk styles.
Lucy’s compositions weave lyrical verse, fractured sounds and lush harmonies, interspersed with moments of haunting abandon. She explores themes of intimacy, longing, and the nuances of everyday existence.
Her critically acclaimed debut LP This Paradise (Lost & Lonesome Records) received international airplay and rave reviews; "A voice that comes from far away in space and time... light years away from any fleeting modern trend." (Music Won't Save You, Italy)
Lucy has composed for, and had her music featured in, a number of short films and television shows, including The Australian Ballet, insitu.reviews, Kuwaii and ABC’s Mystery Road. She has also written and performed in electro-pop outfits Magic Hands and At/All.