Andre Lucero | Opening Reception | Friday April 5, 5-8 pm | DARE Gallery
An impressionistic oil painter based near Richmond, Virginia, Andre Lucero was trained in a traditional academic setting but in recent years has combined his love for the outdoors with his art. Completing more than 100 plein air paintings a year, his work includes landscapes, figures and still life painted from life. Andre reveres Old Masters and their painting techniques. He works with his mentor to use Renaissance painting materials to produce the medium that they both use to give their oil paintingsa distinctive luminescent quality.
"To me, the attributes of beautiful artwork is dependent on the sensitivity of the artist, not technical aspects per se. As artists, our jobs are to be sensitive to what we see, feel, taste, touch, hear and to have a sensitivity to our materials. The quality of that sensitivity directly corresponds to the beauty of a work," Andre Lucero states.