Luke studied Fine Art at Howard Gardens, during which time took part in a four-month Erasmus Exchange at L'ecole De Beaux-Art Nantes, taught painting in Bristol and in 2008, moved back to Cornwall. Since 2008 Luke has been teaching mathematics and rekindling his love for being in the surf and absorbing the stunning Cornish landscapes.


Much of Luke's work is created on a robust board - which allows for his very physical approach to painting. He uses paint sculpturally, wrestling to create built texture, reflecting the skies and cliffs. He plays with surface, negative space and reflective areas of calm to balance the scapes - always looking to find places of quiet beauty amongst the chaos. Luke's work is created from memories and loose sketches rather than photographs so as he tries to capture his landscapes, he paints, reworks, sands, lacquers, strips, scrapes, then works and reworks, loses then finds and works back into each painting, crafting each one into a representation of a memory of a memory of what was.