Throughout a professional career spanning three decades David Lucas has exhibited widely in public and private galleries, art fairs and ‘alternative’ exhibition spaces. His work has been met with critical acclaim and is held in many collections world wide. He has been successful in acheiving a number of awards including a major grant from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation in recognition of his achievements and high calibre as an artist.
A broad interest in the natural world, astrophysics and philosophy has inspired his outlook and creative process. Recent bodies of work have explored themes around skies, sea, land, horizons, rainbows, space, comets, light and shadow. Lucas’s visual language involves expressive painterly abstraction, using intense colour, contour and shape.
He attempt’s to unravel the experience of the moment from both external and internal points of view. His creative process incorporates a superstructure and the accidental potential within it. The tension between controlling the image and allowing chance to play its part is essentially the subject and source of power in the work.
Strong connections with the counties of Yorkshire, and Cumbria with their extensive areas of lakes and mountains, Pennine moorland and dramatic coastlines have informed and influenced the artist’s inner mental landscape. The subtle light, tone and character of this part of the world finds it way into the paintings.