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.  

Featured Artist


May 2020

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Drift Magazine: Q&A interview with Mercedes Smith, read the article here.

February 2020

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BIG Awards

Barcelona International Gallery Awards, 2019 winners exhibition in Barcelona Art week

September 2019


Selected Exhibitions

Featured Artist: Whitewater Contemporary: April 2021

Wild Seas and Winter Skies, Livingstone Gallery St Ives 2020

Auction Collective Autumn Auction 2020

Whitewater Summer Exhibition 2020

Featured Artist: Whitewater Gallery, May 2020

Barcelona International Gallery Awards 1st Place 2019

From this Land, Thrown Contemporary, Highgate 2019

St Ives Society of Artist Christmas Open Exhibition 2018

166 RWA Open Exhibition,  2018

Cornish Maid, Mawnan Smith, 2015

Fowey River Gallery, 2013

Beside the Wave, Falmouth, 2012

Style 88, Paintworks Bristol; 2007

The Awning Project, Spyglass Gallery Bristol 2007

The Olive Shed, Bristol 2006

The Small Gallery, Hereford 2006

Centerspace Summer Show, Bristol 2005

Adam Gallery, Penarth 2003

Howard Gardens Summer Show, Cardiff; 2003

Hans Brinker Trophy Prize Exhibition, Amsterdam 2002

L’ecole de Beaux Art, Nantes 2002