Justine Lucas

Color Key Artist

Visual artist with over 20 years of professional painting and graphic art experience, 11 years of higher education in fine arts, and 10 years of film study with professional experience in both photography and cinematography.

SF School of the Arts Diploma
SFSU Painting & Sculpture BFA 

Graphic Design

Randm Graphics Internship
Moderna Art & Design SE


EKF Internship
Madwoman Productions SE



A Life in the Arts...

I was raised by poets and painters in the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco, California. I attended San Francisco School of the Arts for high school, where I focused on figurative studies in painting and in sculpture. After graduation, I spent a gap year in the circus, and then went on to attain my B.F.A. from San Francisco State University. I majored in Studio Art with a dual emphasis in Painting and Sculpture, and a minor in World Music & Dance. My mediums of choice were oil paint, charcoal, as well as wood and metal sculpture. Since college, I've continued producing works and showcasing them in the Bay Area. My recent complete series follows the intimate daily life of circus performers, inspired by my years traveling with both local and international circus troupes (including Cavalia, Cirque Du Soleil, as well as Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey).


    Fine Art Major
    Dual Emphasis in Painting & Sculpture
    World Music & Dance Minor


    Visual Arts Major

Conceptual Art

Circus Series

Painting, Drawing, & Sculpture

Inspired by my own 7 years traveling with various local and international circus troupes including Cavalia, Cirque Du Soleil, Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey.

Art Fundamentals

Figure Studies

Painting, Drawing & Sculpture

Interiors & Landscapes

Perspective & Light Studies

Painting & Drawing


Light Study

35 mm film and digital

Cinematography & Production

Justine's filmmaking process, from pre-production to post-production.
  1. Mood boards that express the unified look of each scene including location, costume, color scheme, lighting, and material textures.
  2. Film treatments that describe what the camera sees from beginning to end of a scene.
  3. Storyboards that illustrate the main frames; characters in frame, expression or action, camera movement, shot type (wide angle, medium shot, or close-up) and perspective (side-angle, straight-on, or follow-shot).
  4. Film stills from actual film shoot, portraying final product and the actualization of initial mood boards.
NOTE: The following slides are for a new film currently in production called "City Girl"

Film Example

Written, storyboarded, produced, directed, performed and edited by Justine Lucas.
A short film style music video set in the late 1940's in a San Francisco speakeasy.

Schedule an Interview

(415) 590-1431