When Marco Luccio was about eight or nine years old, he drew a life-size character on the garage wall using a fat black texta. His sister walked in and gave him a stern telling off, but at the end of it she said, ”Great drawing!”
“I guess this was the first time it occurred to me that I must be okay at this,” says Marco.
Today, Marco Luccio’s artwork is represented in the State Library of Victoria, at Engineering Australia, and in many private and corporate collections both in Australia and overseas. He has shown work in more than 40 exhibitions in Australia and overseas and in 2003 was selected to exhibit in the prestigious Hutchins Award, the Fremantle Print Award and the Geelong Print Prize.
Marco works from his home studio creating paintings, drawings and small prints. For larger printmaking, he works at the Baldessin Press studio in St Andrews.
“The best thing about being an artist is being able to create something every day. It’s very satisfying knowing that I am doing exactly what I want to be doing with my life,” comments Marco.