Stephen Lucas is an accomplished fine art painter. He is a native of Los Angeles, California and lived much of his childhood in Malibu. He studied at Ventura College School of Fine Art in Ventura, CA., and McCrady Fine Art School in New Orleans, LA. He began painting in 1979, at the age of 20, but it wasn't until he turned his focus to abstraction that his true artistic vision opened up and took flight. He and Debra, his wife and manager, work together at establishing his career as a successful and influential contemporary fine artist.
With hundreds of collectors from around the world, Stephen's reputation is rapidly growing in an international market.
In 1998, a new dimension was added to his career portfolio when major motion picture studios and national television networks brought his art to film!
Stephen's work is commonly described as vibrant and energetic, or deeply and sensually moving in a way that warms and comforts the spirit. People often express a sense of genuine familiarity when seeing his work for the first time, as if they know him. Stephen says, "To view my art is to know me."
His stunning and compelling paintings are non-representational abstracts in acrylic or watercolor on various surfaces. He says, "When painting, I seem to highly focus and lose my sense of self at the same time. It is this pure fusion between my "surrender" and my "passion" that inspires me to perpetual exploration. We are taught technique and how to see and draw the figurative world, but expression is from the soul and the soul longs for freedom. In expression there are no rules, but there IS truth, and truth can only be found deep within each and every one of us. My art is an expression of the truth about me, my relationship with the Creator and to everyone and everything around me. My work reflects my life; openly and honestly, and my belief that there are infinite possibilities in every situation. This is my language transformed with paint for the pleasure of the viewer!"
" There are in our lives moments of indescribable emotion, words fail us many times, this vision beyond the describable is the realm of non-representational art." Alexander Liberman
Viewing Stephen's art is like brunch at a 5 star restaurant; it's a feast.....for the eye as
well as the soul!
Please Visit www.lucasARTnow.com Phone: 310-376-4306
"I love to paint, it IS my passion. After over 20 years creating and observing works of art, I can honestly say that I am my favorite artist. Why not? It is as it should be....being most inspired by one's own imagery keeps the creative process fresh!"
"In art school we are encouraged to enroll in Color and Design 101. I found the class a bit dry, however, in retrospect I see I have mastered just that, the art and technique of color and design. My forte is color, my foundation is drawing!"
Stephen's paintings can be seen in many Television sitcoms/dramas and Major Motion Pictures, such as "Friends," "Will & Grace," etc.
1555 Artesia Boulevard
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
tel.: (310) 376-4306
fax: (310) 376-5726
1988-1991 Apprenticed under Wesley E. Johnson, by invitation,
who was an influential fine art teacher, painter
and theoretician at Ventura College.
1980-1983 Ventura College
School of Fine Art
1979-1980 McCrady Art School
New Orleans, LA
Art in Film
2003 NBC's, Will & Grace
Warner Brothers, 'Drew Carey'
NBC's, 'Good Morning Miami'
2002 Warner Bros., 'Showtime' with Eddie Murphy & Robert DiNero
Paramount Pictures, 'Clockstoppers'
Paramount, 'Andy Richter Controls the Universe'
ABC's, 'My Wife & Kids'
2001 ABC's, 'My Wife & Kids'
NBC's, 'Will & Grace'
ABC's, 'Dharma & Greg'
NBC's, 'West Wing'
2000 NBC's, `Will & Grace'
Warner Brothers, `The Jamie Foxx Show'
Miramax Films, `Bounce', starring Ben Affleck & Gwyneth Paltrow
ABC's, `Dharma & Greg'
NBC's, `West Wing'
CBS's, `Nash Bridges'
1999 NBC's, `Will & Grace'
Warner Brothers, `The Jamie Foxx Show'
The Wall Street Journal, `The Artist Comp'
Warner Brothers, `Moviestars'
1998 NBC's, `Will & Grace'
Warner Brothers Pictures, `Kelly Kelly'
Universal Pictures, `East Grade Falls'
2003 Group Show--ME Gallery/San Francisco, California
Group Show--Art Pic/North Hollywood, California
Group Show--Martin Eng Gallery/San Francisco, California
2002 Group Show-Central Avenue Jazz Renaissance/ Los Angeles, California
Group Show--Celebrity Center/ Hollywood, California
2000 One Man Show-Stanczyk Gallery/Palm Springs, California
Group Show-Stanczyk Gallery/Palm Springs, California
One Man Show-Art encounter/Las Vegas, Nevada
1999 One Man Show-Paramount Studios, Hollywood, California
Group Show-Art encounter/Las Vegas, Nevada
Group Show-Best of Show Art Gallery/Great Falls, Montana
1998 Group Show-Carrara Galleries/Las Vegas, Nevada
Group Show-Uptown Gallery/Westerville, Ohio
One Man Show-Artcenter Palisades/Pacific Palisades, CA
Group Show-Art Pic/North Hollywood, California
1997 One Man Show-Gardens at Palisades/Pacific Palisades, CA
One Man Show-The Hungry Mind/Manhattan Beach, CA
2002 Amarillo Style--Amarillo, Texas
2001 Period House Interior Design--London, England
Art Business News-- New York, NY
2000 Art Business News--New York, NY
idFX Designer Magazine- London, England
West Coast Artists-Seguro Productions, Media One T.V.
Interior Designer Magazine- London, England
Desert Art Scene Guide- Palm Springs, CA
KPSI- Radio show with Joey English, Palm Springs, CA
Mega Scene- Palm Springs, CA
Desert Sun- Palm Springs, CA
1999 The Las Vegas Review-Journal- Las Vegas, NV
1998 Palisadian Post- Pacific Palisades, CA
1997 Los Angeles Arts and Entertainment Magazine
Malibu Times- Malibu, CA
1983 California State Fair-Honorable Mention, August.
1982 Ventura College School of Fine Art-'Purchase Award'.
1982 Ventura College School of Fine Art-Printmaking
Award/ 1st Place.