After his birth on November 19, 1950, the family moved in February of 1951 from Oosterbeek to Utrecht. From age ten on his talent in the visual arts had been the guiding line.
From 1973 up to 1976 he was teaching drawing and painting at the “De Werkschuit” Zeist/ Bilthoven. He followed a didactical training. He was mainly painting in oil and tempera: solo expositions in 1980 and 1983.
From approximately 1970 on he developed a strong interest in psychology and started a full time study social psychology in 1976; master's degree 1982. He spent six months in Africa during his university years.
His thesis was on pragmatism. He became acquainted with the work of Bandler and Grinder in 1977. Followed in 1983 a NLP practitioners training with the New York training Institute for NLP; 1985 NLP masters training at the Institute for Eclectic Psychology in Nijmegen Holland. From 1980 to 1986 also working as a researcher for several important Dutch art museums (Het Rijksmuseum; Het Centraal museum, Van Gogh museum; Maritiem museum Prins Hendrik) subject: Visitor behaviour at large expositions. In 1986 he choose to devote himself exclusively to NLP and related things. Then he co-founded The William James Foundation, that, after a 5-day international conference on subjectivity at the Free University of Amsterdam in 1990, was dissolved in 2006.
He published a novel that was awarded in 1992 and another novel in 2009. Lucas wrote about seven psychology books. He teamed up with the Dutch NLP trainers Jaap Hollander and Anneke Durlinger. Ever since he is doing free-lance jobs as a trainer in the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary, USA, Finland, Suriname, Poland, Japan, Serbia, Brazil, England, New Zealand, Portugal, Lithuania, Australia, India, China, UK, Romania, Russia, Greece, Croatia, Malta and Austria. From 1993 on, he became involved in the development of new methods in the field of social systems: The Social Panorama.
The connection between the pragmatic fields of NLP with social psychology has become his mayor activity over the last decades. In 2002 he co founded the International Laboratory for Mental Space Research and in 2013 the Society for Mental Space Psychology. 2016 he did a PhD on Clinical Experiments in Mental Space and works now on a research project on the treatment of depression in a mental space based manner.