Born on September 22, 1983 in Fortuna, California. Raised in Eureka, the youngest of two children of Margret Davis and Wesley Thornton. Lucas worked with Duane Flatmo as a teenager painting murals with the Rural Burl Mural Bureau, where he met artist Jeff Jordan who later became a mentor of sorts. Besides attending College of the Redwoods for general education Lucas has pursued his knowledge of the arts independently through his relationships with seasoned artist and a handful of very cherished books. In 2004 he started work at the local art supply store where he learned the trade of framing and became aquatinted with the art community. In 2005 with a group of young artist, helped found the Accident gallery in Oldtown Eureka showing with them exclusively till 2008. During the years of 2006 and 2009 Lucas worked in the Bunne building studios painting along side of other artists Junior Deleon, Tony Machado, Erik Horvath and Blake Reagan creating a fellowship that harkens back to the days of post-impressionist Paris. Today Lucas and his wife Gretchen Anderson also an artist, live together in their humble home in Eureka where he studies and works in his studio daily.
By working closely with three seasoned masters, I have received the knowledge that painters before academics aquired. One that is based on an apprentice and master relationship where technique is passed down. I work with a passion and love for the act of making art. My work is personal, metaphorical, symbolic, and true to my intent. The artist is alive in me so I must obey its spirit by the use of my hands and by these means I shall give my work life.