Lucilla studied painting at Leith School of Art and life drawing at Edinburgh College of Art. Her work is influenced by the patterns of weather, geology and archaeology in the landscape. She has explored the residues of past lives and cultures in her art work and has been influenced by the remoter areas of Scotland.

She has been Artist in Residence at StAnza 2012 and 2013 Scotland's International Poetry Festival.

Lucilla is a council member on Visual Arts Scotland which is a leading artistic body in Scotland.