Jim Lukens was born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania and enjoyed painting during his childhood. Jim continued his studies at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia and then moved out west. After living in Palm Springs, California for 8 years, the hills and valleys of scenic Pennsylvania finally brought him home. A true Pennsylvania native son, Jim loves the farms and rich landscapes of Bucks County. Today he lives in Upper Bucks just outside of Quakertown where his studio is located.