Lucy Roleff is a Melbourne-based painter whose art reflects the beauty she sees in day-to-day domestic life. Through the arrangement of inanimate objects and everyday items, her work examines the value often placed on material possessions.

Using the medium of oils in the alla prima style, where paint is applied while the previous layer is still wet, Lucy’s work is reminiscent of seventeenth-century Dutch still-life paintings, reimagined with a contemporary twist.

Teens can learn techniques for arranging still-life compositions with artist Lucy Roleff in this virtual art-making guide.

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The NGV Teens program is supported by The Truby & Florence Williams Charitable Trust, managed by Equity Trustees. The NGV also wishes to acknowledge The Ullmer Family Foundation, Beatrice Moignard and The JTM Foundation for their generous support of NGV Teens.