Luke is a 29 year-old pencil portrait artist, originally from the St Ives area of Cornwall.
Luke graduated from Plymouth University with a bachelors in English and creative writing in 2016. Portrait art and creative work has always been his passion from the age of twelve, as he currently works as an English editor and graphic designer for an esteemed company in Cologne, Germany.
Alongside working as an editor and graphic designer, Luke has continued to produce and sell commissioned art work since he first appeared on the first season of Portrait Artist of the Year when he was only nineteen.
Using mainly graphite pencils, white chalk and charcoal, Luke’s work likes to reflect a moody sense of reality, using his knowledge of photography to create pieces that combine both the traditional sense of portrait art and raw emotion.