"This painting was done from a photo a local friend took. She travels a lot and it is something I have always envied about others. I have trouble with change and taking chances. I hope to try to travel more in 2019 and take more chances. This past year, I have been wanting to venture out to more parts of my area and I have spent some time at our Denver Union Station. Night life in Colorado is very colorful especially during the holiday season. I enjoy the color combinations. It’s like a puzzle putting colors together without giving a rainbow effect. As with all of my work, I focus on light and shadow play. I love giving the viewer something to ponder as that look at everything in my paintings."
- Lucas Farlow
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“I feel very liberated when I make art. There are really no limits to what I want to show on the canvas. It gives me more freedom than I have in real life.”
Lucas Farlow has been making art for his whole life. His preferred style was drawing for years until a painting class made him fall in love with acrylic painting. Lucas gets inspiration from everything he sees. He loves painting cars, but he is inspired by landscapes he passes and photos his friend's post online, as well as the works of artists like Van Gogh and Cezanne.
Living with Cerebral Palsy makes it difficult for him to sit for long periods of time, but he says, “I get totally engrossed in my paintings… Time flies for me. I can paint for usually up to three or four hours at a time.” Lucas values hard work and overcoming struggles and he views his art as a huge accomplishment in the face of his Cerebral Palsy.
Besides painting, Lucas’s main passion is cars. He owns a Mustang that he loves to drive and he attends car shows when he can. He also works part-time for his father and has volunteered for Emergency Family Assistance and Habitat for Humanity.
Being a part of ArtLifting means a lot to Lucas because “it will be the push in the right direction I need in order to solidify myself as an artist.”
ArtLifting empowers artists impacted by homelessness or disabilities through the celebration and sale of their artwork. Learn more here.