About My Work

Catherine Lucas Oil Painting of figure

Between Two Waters

By Catherine Lucas / June 27, 2019 /

Water is always seeking equilibrium and it’s in constant flow to attain it. On our journey to become whole, we need to remain open and fluid like water. Our vulnerability is our pillar of strength. In order to keep our balance in life we must embrace our interior and exterior, the eternal and the temporal,…

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Catherine Lucas Egg Tempera painting with Gold Leaf


By Catherine Lucas / May 30, 2019 / Comments Off on Instar

“When we experience our own desire for tramsformation, we are feeling the universe evolve through us”~ Barbara Marx Hubbarb Instar is the scientific term for the transformational growth periods between molts in the metamorphosis of an insect larva into a butterfly or some other invertebrate animal. As a self-portrait, my painting “Instar”, is a very…

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A painting of butterflies and art materials


By Catherine Lucas / February 13, 2019 /

“The human Journey is a continuous act of transfiguration”. ~ John O’Donohue (excerpt from Anam Cara) I’ve always been fascinated by the alchemy of transfiguration. It’s one of the dominant themes that inspire my work. In this painting, I explore very personal questions regarding the process of transformation: What does it encompass? What’s the catalyst…

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Catherine Lucas Oil painting of Figure


By Catherine Lucas / October 4, 2018 / Comments Off on MATERIA PRIMA

“Material Prima”, a pivotal painting for me, heralded a coming into my own as an artist. In alchemy, Materia Prima (or Prima Materia) is considered the “ first matter”. This formless primeval substance is regarded as the original material of the universe and is essential for the alchemical Magnum Opus and the creation of the…

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Catherine Lucas Gilded Rotating Carousel


By Catherine Lucas / June 25, 2018 /

The Zodiac Project  I’ve always had a fascination with the cosmos and our relationship to it as human beings. In particular, I’m captivated by the greater astrological cycles of time and how they affect human consciousness. The energy of each zodiac has a certain influence on human consciousness and in the larger scheme of things…

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An owl above a woman


By Catherine Lucas Art / April 9, 2018 / Comments Off on Merge

“Merge” was inspired by my shamanic spiritual practice of connecting and merging with my power animals for empowerment, clarity, and creative flow in my life. In shamanic cultures it’s believed that everything is alive and carries with it power and wisdom. It’s also believed that everyone has power animals, or animal spirits, which are connected with…

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Catherine lucas egg tempera and gold leaf painting


By Catherine Lucas Art / January 16, 2018 /

“Initiation” was inspired by one of my shamanic journeys that took me into the Death & Rebirth cycle that is life. I wasn’t just shown the nature of death and rebirth in this journey; I completely embodied it and became the life cycle itself in the form of a light portal. As this portal, all…

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