Mark James Lucas

A Canadian plein air painter capturing the beauty of the North American landscape.
WELCOME


Wow! It’s already been six years since I’ve been painting full-time. I’m incredibly blessed for this opportunity to have been able to dedicate so much time to creating art. It’s been a life-changing experience. If you’d like to help me continue doing what I’m so passionate about, please support me by buying a painting, or commission me to do a larger painting of one of my smaller ones. Thank you for your support of the arts, and my personal journey. 

Here are couple of videos created by Michael Chamberlain on my last two painting trips to California. Was great meeting another Plein air painter and had a great day with him. 

INSTAGRAM FEED

Whether I’m on the road or in the studio, I try to publish content on a regular basis. Many of the paintings you’ll see below haven’t had a chance to find their way into the store yet. If there’s a painting you just need have, give me a shout as chances are you can have it before anyone else. Be sure to click the “Load More” button at the bottom of the feed to view more paintings.

 

In Maui with my Mom for a couple of weeks. Of course we thought it would be a good idea to get a sunburn on day two.

In Maui with my Mom for a couple of weeks. Of course we thought it would be a good idea to get a sunburn on day two. ...

Few years back outside San Fransisco

Few years back outside San Fransisco ...

Sun Oka Fall Colors. 30 x 40.

That’s a wrap! Finished this 30 x 40 #commission for a friend in Calgary. Hit me up if you’d like a custom #landscape oil #painting. Can still get it in before Christmas if you msg me ASAP!

Sun Oka Fall Colors. 30 x 40.

That’s a wrap! Finished this 30 x 40 #commission for a friend in Calgary. Hit me up if you’d like a custom #landscape oil #painting. Can still get it in before Christmas if you msg me ASAP!
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That’s a wrap! Finished this 30 x 40 #commission for a friend in Calgary. Hit me up if you’d like a custom #landscape oil #painting. Can still get it in before Christmas if you msg me ASAP!

Sun Oka Fall Colors. 30 x 40.

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That’s a wrap! Finished this 30 x 40 #commission for a friend in Calgary. Hit me up if you’d like a custom #landscape oil #painting. Can still get it in before Christmas if you msg me ASAP!

Sun Oka Fall Colors. 30 x 40.

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#contemporaryart #painting #contemporarypainting #modernart #pleinairpainter #arte #pleinair #landscapeart #landscapepaintings #oiloncanvas #oilpainting #fineart #paintings #sketch #landscape #landscapepaintingsforsale #landscapepainting #artgallery #pleinairpainting #artoftheday #abstractart #artistsoninstagram #paint #artcollector #artwork #instaart #pleinairmag #pleinairartist
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Sun Oka Fall Colours - in progress. 

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Sun Oka Fall Colours - in progress.

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Sun Oka Fall Colors is still available for purchase. Would make a nice Christmas gift, don’cha think?

$275 unframed, plus shipping. 
9 x 12

Sun Oka Fall Colors is still available for purchase. Would make a nice Christmas gift, don’cha think?

$275 unframed, plus shipping.
9 x 12
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Sun Oka Fall Colors, option 1 enlargement. 
PS. There’s a dog at the end of the video. She’s cute. 

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Sun Oka Fall Colors, option 1 enlargement.
PS. There’s a dog at the end of the video. She’s cute.

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Sun Oka Fall 2022 - 9 x 12 study for 30 x 40 commission.

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Sun Oka Fall 2022 - 9 x 12 study for 30 x 40 commission.

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Sun Oka Fall Colors - 9 x 12 study for 30 x 40 commission.

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Sun Oka Fall Colors - 9 x 12 study for 30 x 40 commission.

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Tunstall Bay, Bowen Island.

Gifted to Lois. Thank you for our stay in your beautiful home ;-)

Tunstall Bay, Bowen Island.

Gifted to Lois. Thank you for our stay in your beautiful home 😉
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Finally figuring out social shopping, so available paintings are slowly being added to Instagram!

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Finally figuring out social shopping, so available paintings are slowly being added to Instagram!

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Gruel's Pool Trail, Mount Baldy

12 x 9

Gruel`s Pool Trail, Mount Baldy

12 x 9
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Winter Birches 

12 x 9

Winter Birches

12 x 9
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Mount Baldy Snow Shadows

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Mount Baldy Snow Shadows

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Baldy Trees 12.28.21
12” x 9”

Baldy Trees 12.28.21
12” x 9”
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Mount Baldy, 2021.

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Kihei Sunset 

So many beautiful sunsets to be painted from this amazing location in Kihei, Maui.

Kihei Sunset

So many beautiful sunsets to be painted from this amazing location in Kihei, Maui.
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South of Salinas.
Sometimes I take a sabbatical from my sabbatical. And sometimes that second sabbatical lasts a year. Mostly I wanted to see if I could remember how to mix and apply oil paint.

South of Salinas.
Sometimes I take a sabbatical from my sabbatical. And sometimes that second sabbatical lasts a year. Mostly I wanted to see if I could remember how to mix and apply oil paint.
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Point Reyes Clouds #2

It’s been a while since I’ve painted. Been missing it a lot lately, so time to get back into it. Getting my feet wet with these two bangers. Thanks for still following me through the year of radio-silence.

Point Reyes Clouds #2

It’s been a while since I’ve painted. Been missing it a lot lately, so time to get back into it. Getting my feet wet with these two bangers. Thanks for still following me through the year of radio-silence.
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Point Reyes Clouds #1.

It’s been a while since I’ve painted. Been missing it a lot lately, so time to get back into it. Getting my feet wet with these two bangers. Thanks for still following me through the year of radio-silence.

Point Reyes Clouds #1.

It’s been a while since I’ve painted. Been missing it a lot lately, so time to get back into it. Getting my feet wet with these two bangers. Thanks for still following me through the year of radio-silence.
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SHOP PAINTINGS

Get right to the good stuff. See what's available right now as I am constantly adding new work to the store. If you would like a painting in a larger size, I'd be happy to do a commission for you.   

 

FLOATER FRAME

New floater frames are now available. These modern and minimalist beauties are available in multiple sizes. You can now see framing options on the checkout page.

TRADITIONAL FRAME

Also stocked up – a long-time customer favourite. These fairbanks classic frames are available in multiple sizes and two colours: dark chocolate and gold. 

SHOTS FROM THE EASEL

One of the most interesting aspects of how I create my art is that is all originates from being in nature. Being in and part of the landscape is without doubt where the energy comes from in my paintings. Here’s a collection of select photos of the paintings as they were completed, on the easel.

 

ABOUT ME

In 2014 after 12 years as an Art Director, I switched careers to become a full-time painter. I decided that I would spend the rest of my life fulfilling my lifelong desire to paint. It didn’t take long to realize that painting from life made the most sense…

 

MAP OF PAINTING LOCATIONS

Curious to see exactly where these paintings were created? Every winter, my partner and I travel to different parts of North America in our van. This year will be our fourth trip. I’ve made a map of pins on it of all the locations I’ve painted, from northern Alberta, to Hawaii, to Mexico. And almost everywhere in between. Well, not quite… yet. 

GET IN TOUCH

Contact Mark for oil painting commissions in the message below.
Or email me at mark@markjameslucas.com 

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