Giuliana Lazzerini was born in Seravezza near Pietrasanta in Tuscany. Between 1962 and 1968 she was a student at the Istituto D'Arte Stagio Stagi in Pietrasanta, gaining a Master of Arts Diploma. This was followed by a further four years studying painting at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Carrara.

Giuliana moved to the U.K. in 1973 and to Yorkshire, England in 1987 where she now lives.

The Tuscan landscape and childhood memories still bear a strong influence upon the artist's current work. In an earlier statement she describes her first encounters with art in Italy as a child in her father's mosaic studio. She refers to the "translucency of the mosaic fragment" and her "fascination with the vibrancy of colour" from the juxtapositioning of the pieces.

These early perceptions, several years on, provide a language and a vocabulary for her pictures in terms of colour, surface, scale of which she uses in the construction of her tapestry-like, interlocking, angular-surfaced village landscapes.

...Architecture exists within a shallow space; Structures are locked together through a medieval, narrative sort of pictorial logic. The viewer's eye is then led through and across these interweaving spaces with the most seductive and delightful channels of colour.

In other works Lazzerini depicts solitary portrait images. Figures often appear with props - shells, cups and boats. There are equestrian references. Are these characters the inhabitants of Lazzerini's interlocking Tuscan villages, or part of some ceremonial ritual? These pictures show an economy in terms of compositional design, with richness of surface mark and colour, reconfirming the artist's earlier delight in light and transparency.

"My work is varied and often developed from an idea encountered during a journey that takes me in an unknown territory where I grow as an Artist. I usually work in small series of paintings, where memory and imagination come to interplay. Time made me more familiar with the English Northern landscape and it finally has left a mark in some of my work, as I become more intrigued by its drama and atmosphere."

Selected Group Shows:

  • Singer & Friedlander/Sunday Times Exhibition - London & U.K. Tour
  • The Discerning Eye Exhibition - Mall Galleries, London
  • Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours - Mall Galleries, London
  • Royal Institute of Oil Painters - Mall Galleries, London
  • Royal Scottish Academy - Edinburgh
  • Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts Exhibition - Glasgow
  • Women in Art - Gallery 14, Florence
  • Ad Occhi Aperti - Chiostro Di S.Agostino, Pietrasanta
  • St. Marco Gallery - Rome

Selected Solo Shows:

  • Gallery 41 – Watchet - Somerset
  • blue tree gallery - York
  • Durham University, Trevelyan College - Durham
  • Pyramid Gallery – York
  • York Hospital - York
  • Gallery Forty-Nine – Old Town - Bridlington
  • Minster Fine Art – York / Adze Gallery – York
  • Galleria Lazzerini - Mount Pleasant, Michigan, U.S.A
  • Juno Gallery – Dunoon, Argyll - Scotland
  • Bottle Kiln Gallery/ Opus Gallery - West Hallam / Ashbourne, Derbyshire
  • C.C.A. Galleries - Fulham, London + Farnham, Surrey
  • South Yorkshire Art Gallery - Doncaster
  • South Square Gallery - Bradford
  • Fairbairn House - Leeds University
  • J.K. Kelly Gallery - Glasgow
  • Traquardo Gallery - Forte Dei Marmi, Tuscany
  • Al Ponte Gallery - Ponte Tresa, Switzerland


  • Herring National Award - Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours, London
  • Gold Medal Award - Gallery 14 - Florence
  • International Shield - IL Quadrato - Milan
  • Silver Medal Award - St. Marco Gallery - Rome

Published Work:

  • Art Cards and Open Prints by The Art Group
  • Limited Edition Prints by Aquarelle Pictures
  • Art Calendar 2007 by Korsch Verlag – Germany
  • Limited Edition Prints by Hibell Art Japan – exclusive for Japan - 2011
  • Masala Cards in the U.S.A. with the Grasshopper Art Cards – 2012 to 2015
  • Museums & Galleries Cards U.K. Occasions & Xmas Art Cards -2012 to 2023
  • Mistletoe House Cards & Prints U.K. Art Cards and Art Prints - 2018 to 2023
  • Uniek USA - Art Prints - 2018 to 2023
  • Artfully Walls USA - Art Prints - 2018 to 2023
  • Wendover Art USA - Art Prints - 2019 to 2022
  • Royal Greenwich Museums London - Linocut Design Commission - 2023

Public Collection:

  • North Yorkshire County Council - Harrogate - 1998
Giuliana Lazzerini has 2 Oil Paintings in the Collection and on the Website with a Link as follows:


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  • Durham University - Trevelyan College – Durham – 2011
  • NHS Trust – York Hospital – 2011 + 2013 + 2014 + 2015

Public Commission:

  • Northumbria County Council (Wansbeck District Council) – 2004/2005
  • York University – RCSS Building – Heslington, York – 2014 + 2015
  • Royal Greenwich Museums London - Linocut Design Commission - 2023

Studio photo August 2022

Antonella Serafini (curator)
From, "The Self-portrait" Ad Occhi Aperti No.3,
Selected artists theme exhibition catalogue, 28.02.98,
Chiostro Di S.Agostino, Pietrasanta, Tuscany, Italy

Peter Wooland B.A. (Hons), M.F.A.
Senior Lecturer in painting at the University of Sunderland.
From "The Italian Connection" selected theme exhibition catalogue,
Official Year of The Visual Arts U.K., 1996, Vicarage Cottage Gallery, North Shields, Tyneside.

The landscape of the mind is Giuliana Lazzerini's self-portrait. Living in Great Britain she remembers the Mediterranean; a vision between the imaginary and the literary with the pretext to pay tribute to her masters; Klee, Moses Levy, Giotto and Tuscan painting, her own personal artistic memory.

Charles Stone Artist, Curator, Bottle Kiln, Derbyshire. 2008

Giuliana Lazzerini is a well-established painter who currently lives in a lovely part of Yorkshire and was brought up in a lovely part of Tuscany.

Wordsworth’s words, that for him poetry was inspired by “emotion recollected in tranquillity” is equally apt for the work of Giuliana Lazzerini.                                                                                                          Her ‘visual poems not only have exuberant colour, surface subtlety, but embody the warm feelings of joy, fun, enchantment and affection.                                                                                                          She continues on her creative path, always bringing new an unexpected elements into her art.