Rod Lucas

Rod Lucas’ Art is inspired by the serene local surroundings of Karumba, and the Gulf’s beautiful landscapes.

Rod is very attached to his home of Karumba, it’s where his ‘Old People’ are from, but he never knew that before arriving there in 1987. 

Since then Rod Lucas has been involved in many community art projects in his local region and if you wander along the streets of Karumba and Normanton you are bound to see a number of his beautiful murals that are painted on various signs and buildings in town, including the Karumba State School mural.

Rod has also illustrated two children’s books and wrote and illustrated a third. Rod now spends his time painting in nature, and says the wild gulf country is the perfect environment.

He uses a mixture of oil and acrylic paint, lead pencils for sketching. Bird life is Mr Lucas’ favourite subject to paint, particularly Queensland’s national emblem, the brolga.

Above all Rod believes that the the most important thing is to stay true to his dream of making it as an artist and finding happiness.