Lucy Hennessy is an Australian artist who was born in Sydney. She has degrees from the Institute of Art and Restoration in Florence, Italy, the University of Sydney and the National Art School. Lucy has exhibited her work in many shows and her work has been selected for some notable prize exhibitions including the Sulman Art Prize, AGNSW, and the Mosman Art Prize. Lucy follows a long line of artists who are primarily storytellers. Storytelling through her visual medium is a way of making sense of life and connecting with others. The Christmas Rose is her first book.