Paintings by Ed Lucey
- My early education in mechanical engineering was at San Jose State University and later I completed my art and design studies at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena,California. Although my education was in industrial design and I worked as a product designer for thirtyfive years, I have used acrylic, watercolors and oil medium as a painter for almost as long. Managing my own business gave time to teach design in Essen, Germay with a Fullbright Grant, and at Stanford University and San Jose State University.
- I am currently represented in Gallery 24 in Los Gatos, California and Valley Art Gallery in Walnut Creek, California. I have recently closed my business and now paint full time. I am a member of Oil Painters of America and California Art Club No matter what the subject. I like to show the brushwork or "structure of the painting. This technique of direct painting is also known as "alla prima". There is a wealth of subject matter here in California and I tend to paint scenes from the Bay Area and the surrounding countryside. I paint mostly in my studio in Los Gatos where I have lived for many years.