Jo Lucas constructs paintings that explore
dimensions of our earth. The physical construction of the work is as vital as
the resolved image and the process of making a painting is a long one.
The duration of time it takes to resolve an
image reflects on her continual striving for a balance of colour, texture,
shape and form with an underlying depth and resonance of the real world.Working in mixed media, the painter builds up
layer upon layer upon layer of marks.Her working pace is quick but this process is lengthy.
The work is wonderfully abstract but not entirely
non-representational.Jo Lucas’s paintings allow us to see with our ‘mind’s eye’ and through
her treatment of the painted surface we make our own connection with a certain
wild place, a beautiful time of day or striking seasonal effect.