Noma Lucas: Part 1

by Kathleen Huebener in Art Inspires Art
In all my years I have known Noma Lucas, she has worked passionately and prolifically in promoting the arts. She has been a role model for many of us in the art field, because Noma has worked tirelessly in providing opportunities for artists to exhibit their work. She enjoys painting both abstracts and realism. Noma is also an experimental artist, researching new techniques and improving the old. Having a spot of tea with Noma is always fascinating, because she is eager to share her discoveries. “Talking shop” is definitely a plus with Noma Lucas.
In the following weeks, I have the honor of presenting a few of
Noma Lucas’ artwork in “Art Inspires Art.”
There will be two categories exhibited: her regular-sized artwork and her miniatures.
  • Noma’s Artwork Part 1 includes this introduction and five regular-sized paintings.
  • Noma’s Artwork Part 2 will include five more regular-sized paintings.
  • Miniatures Part 1 will include an introduction and five of her miniature pieces.
  • Miniature Part 2 will include five more of Noma’s miniature pieces.
Noma Lucas paints in many mediums: oils, watercolors, pastels, and more. However, the paintings in “Art Inspires Art” will include only some of her watercolor pieces. Her painting “Retired with Memories” is her most recent painting. Noma is intrigued with contrast and reflections, so be on the lookout for them in her paintings. Enjoy.
Featured Artist: Noma Lucas

Retired with Memories

  In Flight
  Rainy Day at the Market
  Garden Path
  Granger House
Be sure to view “Noma’s Artwork Part 2”, artwork by Noma Lucas, next Friday.
Next week’s artwork with more reflections and vivid contrast
 in both abstract and realism styles will surely delight the viewer’s visual senses.
  Noma Lucas
A three-year correspondence course was the beginning of my passion for art. Having completed the course, it would be about 20 years before I could actually put it to good use.
Having a family to raise I put painting on “hold”.
Now I am thrilled to create at every opportunity.

Other than the correspondence course, I have had wonderful opportunities to participate in workshops with some of the best artists. I work with watercolor mostly, but also pastel, oils and acrylics. I have been teaching classes for over 20 years and the groups include people using all mediums as well. My most important goal is to encourage others to learn and to enjoy their artwork.

Presently, besides my teaching, I am a member of Iowa Artists, local Creative Artists and am a signature member of Iowa Watercolor Society. I have served in various capacities with each group on committees and/or boards. Also I was a member of the board when there was an annual competition in West Branch, Iowa, known as The Presidents Best.

It is an honor and special privilege to be associated with many fine artists in our area.

I do not specialize, but love to paint various subjects – I find that by doing that I can expand my abilities in drawing and creating. I thoroughly enjoy experimenting with paint,
so may do an abstract with no, or limited drawing –
or perhaps a subject that requires a detailed drawing before painting.

My two terms as a member on the Marion Arts Council enabled me to be more aware
of events in our community and in fact, was part of the planning group.
I believe everything we do in life can somehow help connect us the world of art if we let it.
An important part of my life is continued learning
and expressing my love of art.
Having been given the gift – I am happy to be sharing it in many ways.