toni-lucas-profile

Exhibitions

2021
d’Arcy Doyle Art Awards, Mudgeeraba, Gold Coast

2020
Runaway Bay Rotary Art Fair, Paradise Point Community Centre

2019
RQAS Royal Art Awards, RQAS Broadbeach Gallery

Lions’ Art Extravaganza , Westfield, Garden City, Mt. Gravatt

2019
d’Arcy Doyle Art Show, Mudgeeraba Hall

2018
Zion Art Show,, St.Paul’s Lutheran Church, Nundah, Brisbane.

2018
RQAS Royal Art Awards Competition, Broadbeach Gallery

2018
Border Art Prize, Tweed Regional Gallery, Murwillumbah

2018
Marymount Art Show , Marymount High School, Burleigh

2018
d’Arcy Doyle Art Awards, Mudgeeraba Hall

2018
Lions Garden City Art Extravaganza, Garden City Shopping Centre,

2018
Ocean Shores Art Show, Ocean Shores Bowls Club

2018
The Morris Art Prize, Carrara Markets, Carrara

2017
St. Hilda’s School Art Show, St. Hilda’s School, Southport

2017
Gold Coast Show, Turf Club, Bundall

2017
d’Arcy Doyle Art Show, Mudgeeraba Hall

2017
Mac Gregor Lions Garden City Art Extravaganza, Garden City, Mt. Gravatt

2017
Quota International Art Show, Jimboomba Hall

2017
Ocean Shores Art Competition, Ocean Shores Bowls Club

2016
d’Arcy Doyle Art Show, Mudgeeraba Hall, Mudgeeraba

2016
St Hilda’s Art Show , St. Hilda’s School, Southport

2016
Marymount Art Show, Marymount High School, Burleigh

2016
Border Art Prize , Tweed Regional Gallery

2015
Border Art Prize, GCCC Gallery

2014
d’Arcy Doyle Art Awards, Mudgeeraba School of Arts

2013
Border Art Prize, Tweed Regional Gallery

2013
“Allied Artists’ Exhibition “, Robina Gallery

2012
“Power of 11 Brushes” Exhibition, , Robina Gallery

2004
Beenleigh Rotary Art Show, Beenleigh Council Chambers

Education

Several art workshops and classes over the years

Toni Lucas

Born in Sydney, and moved to the Gold Coast 45 years ago. No formal training, but I always loved drawing as a child and started painting 35 years ago, about the same time as I trained as a florist.

I began using oils, the acrylics, taking classes with various artists and doing workshops to explore different techniques and styles. Later I decided to try watercolours which I love, also pastels, charcoal and graphite.

Light is what excites me, and a variety of mediums, subjects and details! I have won many prizes and sold many artworks over the years, and love that my style is different to other artists.... many people feel as if they can walk into my paintings, which makes me happy!

I have been a member of RQAS (Royal QLD Art Society) at Broadbeach for many years and for the last 3 years have been attending a weekly group run by Don Waters at Beenleigh for discussions and demonstrations, which I find very stimulating. 

My most recent achievement wa 2 High Commended Awards at the Runaway Bay Rotary Art Fair in March, and previously winning the President's Packing Room Prize at the Burleigh Heads Rotary Art Show 2019, People's Choice Awards for the months of November 2018 and Feruary 2019 as well as 2nd place in December/January 2019 at RQAS at Broadbeach. I entered paintings in the Lions' Club Art Extravaganza in 2018 and 2019 at Westfield Coomera and Westfield Garden City, and sold there each year.

I was an Artist in residence for 3 years in a row at the d'Arcy Doyle Awards at Mudgeeraba, Gold Coast, and Featured Artist for February 2020 at Riot Art Store in Westfield, Helensvale. My Artworks have been used for advertising for St Hilda's Art Show, Southport, in 2019 and Runaway Bay Rotary Art Show in 2020, and Featured Artist at Burleigh Heads Rotary Art Show in 2019.

I have donated and auctioned works for Drought Relief and Bushfire Appeals and other charities.

As I live on the Gold Coast, a lot of my paintings feature a mix of the beaches, the rainforests and the country in between. I love realism and details, and love to work with light; I treat every work as a challenge, to transfer what I see in my head or with my eyes onto the support I'm using. I do welcome commissions too, and keep my client informed of my progress as I work on, so that it is a pain free experience!

 

My work is hanging in many homes around the world, including Canada, UK, Japan, France, Greece, China and New Zealand, as well as many places around Australia. It's always interesting to know where my works go when they sell! 

Prizes

Winner

Burleigh Heads Rotary Art Show - President’s Pick 2019

Winner

Gold Coast Show 2014

Winner

Gold Coast Show 2014

Winner

d’Arcy Doyle Sports Art Awards 2014

Winner

RQAS Mal Hodges Creativity Award Mixed Media 2013

Winner

RQAS Watercolour Exhibition 2011

Winner

Summer Art Exhibition 2005

Winner

GCCC Seniors Art Show 2004

Winner

Robina Rotary Art Show 2004

Finalist

The Morris Art Prize 2018

People's choice

RQAS Monthly Exhibition for February 2019

People's choice

RQAS Monthly Exhibition for November 2018

People's choice

Ocean Shores Art Competition 2017

People's choice

Summer Expo Exhibition, Robina Gallery 2015

People's choice

Allied Artists’ Exhibition, Robina Gallery, 2013

People's choice

“Power of 11 Brushes” Exhibition, Robina Gallery 2012

Merit award

RQAS Monthly Exhibition 2nd Prize December 2018

Merit award

Gold Coast Show - 2nd Prize - Portraits - Charcoal 2016

Merit award

Gold Coast Show - 3rd Prize - Mixed Media 2016

Merit award

Gold Coast Show - 3rd Prize Watercolours 2015

Merit award

Gold Coast Show - 3rd Prize Portraits Pastel 2014

Highly commended

Runaway Bay Rotary Art Fair - 2 Highly Commended 2020

Highly commended

Ocean Shores Art Competition 2017

Highly commended

Gold Coast Show 2010

Highly commended

Gold Coast Show 2007

Highly commended

Gold Coast Show 2006

Highly commended

Beenleigh Rotary Art Show 2004