Posts by Luke

“What’s your inspiration?”

Did you just get a little bit of sick in your mouth too? “What inspires you to be an artist?” – feels like such a pretentious and cringe-worthy question when said out loud don’t you think? We have to put blame on the “art establishment” for placing so much emphasis on this question, but more importantly…

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Have you heard the saying “There’s an artist in every family”?

Clive and Winifred on their wedding day. The artist in my family was my grandfather (my mother’s father), or “Pop” to my younger brother and I. A coach painter, a sign writer, and a landscape artist. Clive Cawthorne, was my first, and consistent exposure to a real working artist growing up. He had built a…

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Mid-winter, on the edge of an ancient swamp, paintbrush in hand

It’s mid winter here now, and although a pretty mild part of the planet to experience winter, it still gets a little chilly to the point that most people avoid spending too long outside. This day though, was a cracking warm winters one, with the sun providing a welcome little burst of warmth, barely a…

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Seascape

As a people, we are drawn to coast, I get a cold shiver when someone suggests spending an extended period of time away from the ocean. I’m a better person when I spend time in the ocean, for many reasons, but I think the defining point is the perspective it gives me. Constantly reinforcing that…

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Wall mural

The completed artwork – Around 80 hours of airbrush work, 3.5 x 3 meter rendered wall, 20 plus colours, commissioned by a couple of great clients. Projecting up the artwork, I think this is pretty close to the scale limit of the old overhead projector. The acrylic rendered wall ate pencils at a rapid rate, lots…

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white horses

I am honoured  to have contributed an artwork to issue 4 of White Horses magazine. White Horses is head and shoulders above the crowd in the surf publishing industry right now, check it out. White Horses #4 Available Now from White Horses on Vimeo. This is an abridged version from a piece called Shadow Play…

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