Lucy MacGillis has been painting and drawing in Italy since 2000. She grew up in the Berkshires and studied figure drawing at IS183 while she attended Pittsfield High School. MacGillis then studied painting at the University of Pennsylvania with John Moore and with Nicolas Carone at the former International School of Art in Italy. Upon graduating from Upenn, she received a post-graduate grant to paint in Italy. There she began to create a series of landscape, interior and still-life paintings which she exhibits at the Hoadley Gallery in Lenox, Massachusetts and at the Galleria Ca’d'Oro in Rome. She teaches locals to paint their own landscape in Montecastello and teaches annual seminars in traditional Italian painting with earth colors at the Sommerakademie di Hohenaschau in Germany and the Kunstfabrik in Vienna. She lives with her son Vito in an old farmhouse she recently restored in Umbria. Lucy is represented in international private and corporate collections.