Lucinda Makin, a Melbourne based artist, is known for her variety of works from light digital to large canvas arts. Born and raised in country Victoria, a place known for its dry plains, hot summers and bushfires, and this is where her early works have their inspiration sourced from. Her works have since evolved to include modern abstracts inspired by mental health, and she is an advocate for mental health awareness and suicide prevention. 

            During her early schooling, she was known as a great drawer, often being watched by her peers so they could 'copy' her techniques (much to her dislike). She was described by her teachers as having “a great imagination” and related a lot to the Disney Film Fantasia. Lucinda also had a love for Mathematics, and studied to become a high school teacher of Mathematics and enjoyed her career.

            In 2017 due to stressful events, Lucinda experienced a life changing episode - a mental breakdown. Even after being hospitalised for months and surviving suicidal events, she couldn't shake the 'new mind' she had. "It's like I became a different person. Everything that used to be easy, like getting out of bed and taking a shower, were suddenly huge mental struggles". Lucinda was diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder, Bipolar Disorder and Anxiety. Unfortunately due to her illness, she lost her career as a teacher.

Lucinda learned a lot from her father, who also has Bipolar and is a crisis support volunteer with Beyond Blue. "My father is so open about his illness. He has taught me that there is no shame in it and I have learned to do the same".

Lucinda spent 3 years in and out of psychiatric hospital where she learned many techniques to handle the thought process. 

"I am much stronger now and more equipped to handle negative thoughts. With every technique, I keep thinking, 'how can I make art out of this?' and I find the challenge really fun."


                 LUCINDA MAKIN

Lucinda's art includes these areas:

  • Modern Abstract
  • Portraits
  • Landscapes
  • Pet Portraits
  • Calligraphy and Text
  • Art Therapy