Stephanie Lucas was born on November 19, 1975 in Picardy, France. She worked as a sales shop girl for 15 years and was very unhappy. One day, she heard a clear, strong voice say, « You must paint. » Although she liked to draw when she was little, « It was very hard for me to begin painting. At first I just didn’t understand why I was painting at all. But then began a great flow that runs and runs and never stops. I now understand the work that comes through me as an expression of some innate knowledge, linked to the heart of the creation of life itself. » Lucas’ complex paintings have been likened to those of the American outsider artist Joe Coleman for their precise detail, wrought with a delicate sensibility of color, symbolism and dimensionality. Lucas lives with her husband, also a visionary painter, in a small stone house in the province of Berry in central France, an area renowned for its rich variety of indigenous healing herbs, mystics and witches.
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