Lucas Marsh
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Biography

Biography

Photo By Carly Cram 2016

Photo By Carly Cram 2016

Lucas Marsh grew up in Petaluma, California, making movies, skateboarding and causing other general havoc throughout his adolescence.  

With dreams of city life and a future as an inventor, Lucas attended Northeastern University as a Mechanical Engineer for two years.  Lucas realized he enjoyed drawing physics and mechanics diagrams more than he liked solving them.  He also became drawn to painting huge murals day and night in his apartment near campus.  It became unhealthy spiritually for Lucas to inhibit his creative and artist growth.

So after the death of a close friend and her parting words before engineering school “Lucas I don’t know why you’re going to be an engineer, you’re much more of an artist”, he became intent on becoming a painter, and started taking classes at Santa Rosa Junior College.  He realized he had a knack for expressionist style painting and was drawn to grand, dynamic, surreal, expressionist and impressionist styles.  Through SRJC, Lucas spent a semester in Paris specifically studying Art History, where he continued to paint mostly in ink washes and aim at understanding of his place in the Western Art World.

 Soon after returning to the states, Lucas enrolled at San Francisco State University and moved to the city where he fell in love with Conceptual and Informational Arts.  Obsessed with technology, and the future, Lucas reassessed his drive to create paintings exclusively and refocused on infusing video work into interactive installations and software engineering.  Eventually he was determined the only way to further his ability to technically infuse his creativity would be to finish mechanical engineering school even after a 7 year break from math and science.  He became a project driven student, focused on automated robotics system based projects, taking on lead positions in project teams to design interactive mechatronic systems.  

After graduating with a degrees in conceptual arts and mechanical engineering, Lucas moved to San Diego to take a job as a mechanical engineer specializing in research and prototype design, prototype manufacturing, circuit board test fixtures.

He currently works designing Optical Mechanical Enclosures for Virtual and Augmented Reality Systems and Heads Up Displays. 

Lucas currently bought a house Oceanside,CA.  He’s a yogi, surfer, runner and a cyclist.  He likes to travel, cook, and watch movies.