Bio

Patricia Lucas-Morris is driven by insatiable curiosity. Her work combines her slavish attention to detail, her lifelong passion for reading and history, her fascination with animals and period costumes, and her love of fantasy.

Pat attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, but she often abandoned her scheduled classes in favor of extended visits to the Museum of Fine Arts and the Isabella Stewart Gardener Museum. She developed a possessive affection for the paintings of Sargent, Gerome, Monet and a few select others.

In the early seventies Pat was introduced to John D. Merriam, a fixture of the Boston art scene and passionate collector of curious imagery. The Merriam townhouse overflowed with works by M.C. Escher, Gustave Doré, Arthur Rackham, Maxfield Parrish, Kay Nielsen and other renowned artists. Merriam also sought out the work of lesser known artists; Thomas Grabosky, Clayton Campbell, Mark Spencer, Frederick Spencer, Stephen W. Curtis, and countless others. He began collecting Pat’s work immediately and continued to do so until his death in the mid 1990s. The Merriam Collection is now fostered by the Boston Public Library, and contains the largest number of Pat’s graphite drawings in a single collection.

Pat collaborated with the accomplished poet Ross Whitney on Dragon’s Teeth, a limited-edition book of Pat’s drawings accompanied by, and sometimes inspired by, Whitney’s poems.

Along the way, Pat found work as a scrimshander, an illustrator of educational children’s books, and a technical illustrator with Walter Dorwin Teague Associates, working exclusively for the Boeing Company. Throughout her career, she has continued to produce her exquisitely detailed work for collectors across the country.

Pat’s medium of choice is graphite, but she has also produced hand-etched intaglio prints, and works in acrylic and other water-based media when color is called for.

Currently, Pat produces her personal work on commission from her home in Gig Harbor, Washington. She keeps house for a lizard, a turtle and a few cats, and lives in close proximity to her two adult children.