Lucila Zentner is an Australian artist working predominantly in oils. Lucila combines a love and practice of fine art with a career in medicine, practising as a Radiologist and Nuclear Medicine specialist. She has lived and worked in Regional Victoria and NSW over the last 10 years and has now moved her studio to Sydney. Lucila’s work is vibrant and innovative and her ways of seeing landscape and still life combine to make ordinary views extraordinary and beautiful. Her very special sense of colour combines neutrals and texture to set bold unusual colours alight, evoking a complexity of mood that dissolves the strong colours and marks that flow in patterns across her paintings. Lucila paints private commissions as well as for private and public institutions ranging from professional medical suites/hospitals to cafes. ARTIST STATEMENT I paint to hold onto a moment, to thrill the senses, to delight, to mourn and to live. My paintings are oil on canvas or linen, representational, mildly abstracted, expressionistic. All are of people, places or ideas. I enjoy gestures, light and form and shadows. My muses are my family, my friends and the Australian landscape. My styles are diverse, but the brush -strokes are always solid, definite and final.