“We are very excited to be able to share the beautiful paintings of Houstonian MaryAnn Lucas with our guests," stated owner and culinary director Levi Rollins. "Everyone is invited to attend our reception for MaryAnn on Saturday, May 20th, from 3-5 pm. We will be serving complimentary beer, wine, champagne and hors d'oeuvres."
I started my artistic career depicting reality in nature and life and have evolved to a more abstract representation of that reality. I view my work as an exciting journey into the unknown - working intuitively, linking one idea to the next progressing toward a finished piece. This method enables me to keep my work fresh and creative. With each step there are unlimited choices to reach a final destination. Working in a variety of mediums is a way to constantly explore new possibilities and to push the composition to the limit. Early in my career Edgar Degas and then later Robert Rauschenberg has been most influential in my work - giving me permission to try anything.
MaryAnn has been studying and practicing art since the late 1960’s. She currently belongs to and participates in the Watercolor Art Society of Houston, Visual Art Alliance, and PrintMatters - winning various ribbons and awards at each. She is past President of Visual Arts Alliance, Northwest Art League and "Lone Star Art Guild" which is an organization representing approximately 15 Art groups located throughout Southeast Texas. She also is Chairman of the Pearl Fincher Art Museum Guild, leading it's members on monthly art excursions.
MaryAnn has an intense love of art, which she expresses and promotes through her continuous support of these organizations. Her studying has consisted of taking courses at formal educational institutions as well as specialized tutorial sessions with various experts. She continually experiments with a variety of techniques and mediums living up to her motto: “The only failure is not to try”..
MaryAnn is a firm believer that "practice is the best learning tool", and this has enabled her to become proficient in a variety of medium .achieving “Elite” status in the Watercolor Art Society Houston. For several years she has conducted workshops and given demonstrations of her art techniques in Houston and surrounding towns. She also donates numerous pieces of her work each year to various worthwhile charity auctions.
She has participated in the Houston Art Crawl, Bayou City art festival, Houston International, Woodlands, Conroe, Kingwood, Galveston and Heights art festivals over the years. Her work has made its way to various states across this country and Europe. She has also been associated with numerous galleries over the years. Most recently winning the Woodlands High School, Woodlands, Texas trust purchase award 1st place.
For more information about MaryAnn Lucas, please visit: www.malucasart.com
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