The Old Print Shop

Yvette Lucas

Yvette Lucas is a photographer and printmaker who finds her primary inspiration in nature.  Her formal training culminated with a BFA from The Copper Union located in New York City.  She also studied at Mason Gross School of the Arts in New Jersey and the School of Visual Arts in New York City.  Lucas has studied with Larry Fink, Christine Osinski and Chip Forelli.  Yvette has been exploring new media and techniques, embracing various forms of printmaking, pastel and drawing.  Her work as a photographer spans several decades, during which she has had extensive experience with traditional and custom darkroom printing.  Years of experimentation and refinement of her chosen processes has culminated in finished pieces that draw praise from collectors, curators, and fellow artists.  

Over the years, Lucas has been fascinated by the work of nature and street/documentary photographers alike - especially inspiring were Larry Fink, Helen Levitt, and John Sexton.  Her series “Tree Portraits” are photographs taken of the forests, parks and reservations located primarily in New Jersey or Berkshire County.  In them she perceives a sense of personal place, history, and individual character.  When focusing on particular scenes – trees, rocks, and bodies of water – Yvette aims to give the viewer a connection to the landscape which is specific, imbued with feeling and meaning.  

Lucas has participated in solo, curated and juried exhibitions throughout the United States and Canada.