An impressionistic oil painter based near Richmond, Virginia, Andre Lucero was trained in a traditional academic setting but in recent years has combined his love for the outdoors with his art. Completing more than 100 plein air paintings a year, his work includes landscapes and figures and still life painted from life. Andre reveres the Old Masters and their painting techniques. He worked with his mentor to use Renaissance painting materials to produce the medium that they both have used to give their oil paintings a distinctive luminescent quality. “It is most exciting attempting to capture on the spot,” says Andre. “The way the light falls on a beautiful scene or a fleeting aspect of nature.” Operating out of a studio in picturesque Goochland County, Virginia, Andre designed the working and exhibition space down to its smallest details. Calling on a local craftsman to execute his vision and build the structure that was inspired by a nearby thoroughbred farm, Andre personally saw to the finishing touches himself. While Goochland is one of his favorite painting locales, he's also painted in Maine, Colorado, Ireland and Italy. Andre is a member of the Plein Air Painters of the Southeast and enjoys participating in plein air paint-outs that assemble dozens of artists for an intense painting experience.