Kyle Lucks took the roundabout route to his career, starting out as a fine arts major but eventually graduating from Arizona State University with a degree in marketing. After four years in that field, he took the leap to become a freelance fine artist and corporate travel director. The Clayton artist is a self-taught watercolorist who says he was drawn to the medium because of its usefulness in conveying a contrast between light and dark. “Watercolor allows for the illusion the paper is glowing,” he notes. “It can be something as mundane as birds on a telephone pole on a rainy day, and if you find the right contrast in lighting, it can still be a beautiful image.”
Lucks’ artistry ranges from watercolor landscapes and cityscapes to acrylic sports paintings on canvas. He is honored to have his work on display at Busch Stadium, Des Peres Hospital, The Wheelhouse Sports Bar & Restaurant in Downtown St. Louis, and Town & Country Dental Care. You will also see Kyle’s work on the cover of the semi-annual “Elegant Living” magazine by Ladue News, as well as illustrations in the weekly Ladue News magazine a few times per year.
In addition to his fine art paintings, Kyle also co-owns a company called Lucks Art 911, in which he creates original fine art for public safety professionals. The flagship products are customized prints from graphite drawings that can be personalized with an officer’s name, rank or assignment, DSN or badge number. Lucks Art 911 offers an ever-expanding roster of police and fire departments in the St. Louis metropolitan area, its surrounding counties, and the Kansas City metro area. Click here to visit the website.