PAINTER / MASKMAKER
Marie Luckhurst grew up on Lopez Island. She began her art career in Dillingham Alaska, selling her first piece of art work in 1980. The lifestyle of her husbands people was inspiration for her paintings. Self taught, she developed her watercolor style and continues to work in watercolor with the islands and the local native american culture as her inspiration. She has recently been working in Pastels as well. Marie is also known for her mixed media native dolls, portrait masks and story masks. She also enjoys making jewelry from the abalone that was also used for adornment by all coastal people. Her work is in the collection of the Samuel K. Fox Museum in Dillingham Alaska, The collection of the late gov. Jay Hammond of Alaska, and Wells Fargo Bank, Dillingham Alaska. It can be purchased at Chimera, The Lake Crescent Lodge, Port Angeles, and The Makah Museum, Neah Bay.