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Ben Lucas
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Bio

Ben Lucas is an award winning emerging artist. His paintings have a graceful and evocative presence and have been exhibited in the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Australia.

His current paintings are a direct response to the unique light and colours of Coastal Australia – that ever-changing margin where land, sea and sky join at the edge of the Pacific Ocean. The artist is as concerned with capturing and conveying a feeling evoked by the landscape as landscape itself.

As Ben says, “With my painting there’s always this tension or balance between portraying what is seen and what is felt” echoing the words of the great romantic painter John Constable who said, “painting is but another word for feeling“.

Ben’s family has a strong background in the arts. He is the son of the artist Caroline Lucas as well as being the brother of the portrait painter Fanny Rush and the sculptor Joe Rush. He is also the Grandson of the author Mary Norton best known for the children’s classics ‘The Borrowers’ and ‘Bedknobs and Broomsticks’. His Grandfather was the pioneering modernist architect Colin Lucas who received an OBE for his work.

Ben is now based in Australia where he works in his Noosa studio with his wife the highly regarded Australian potter Elke Lucas.

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Exhibitions

2016 Kit and Ace Q4 Wall Artist Nov/Dec/Jan – Brisbane

2013 Taste of Art – Noosa Regional Gallery

2012 Alan Reading Memorial Art Awards

2009 Face to Face Exhibition – COCA – Christchurch, NZ

2008 Chelsea Arts Club – London, UK

2004 Christmas Exhibition Burton Art Gallery – UK

Awards

2012 Alan Reading Memorial Art Prize: First prize – contemporary painting


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