A Wyoming artist, Tom Lucas, has dedicated the past forty years engaging in his pursuit of painting distinctive western art. Tom Lucas was recently accepted as an Associated Member of the Oil Painters of America based in Illinois. His biggest influences have been Charlie Russell, Carl Rungius, Bob Kuhn, Ken Carlson, Nicolas Fechin, and David Leffell, to name a few. Tom lives near the Wind River Mountains with his wife Tammy who stands by his side in all his endeavors to persevere. We hope you enjoy Tom Lucas's creative talent.
It is said that art is a statement of a current time and place, my art takes me to a past time and place, one filled with artifacts and history. Telling stories with my oils is an emotional journey that is a direct reflection of my life experiences. My desire to be a Western Artist stems from my lifestyle as a cowboy, mountain man and outdoorsman. I have amassed a collection of Native American and cowboy artifacts and have acquired an unmatched working knowledge of the actual methods of ancestral tool making. These items and their history are subjects in my still life paintings and the compositions are arranged so as if I am telling a story.