Luke Frazier2013 Artist
2013 Artwork Coming Soon
About the Artist
Luke Frazier grew up hunting and fishing in the mountains of northern Utah. These early forays into nature instilled a kinship with the wildlife and a passion for the outdoors. His art mirrors the life he lives. He later received formal art training at Utah State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting and a Master of Fine Arts degree in illustration. Frazier annually travels from Alaska to Africa painting landscapes and photographing animals in their environment. Frazier says, "I'm always looking for things I want to draw and paint. I'm always courting the light, looking for the different values, shapes and colors-the emotional value of a scene."
What artist inspires you? Why?
Many, many artists, too many to list, but some more poignant than others would have to include: Rein Poortvliet, Heinrich von Zugel, Herbert "Buck" Dunton, Carl Rungius, and of course Bob Kuhn.
How do you come up with an idea for a new piece of artwork?
Drawing. Lots of time in the woods, traveling to new places, hunting, and fishing. Also, spending time in museum collections and exhibits really stirs the artistic appetite. The National Museum of Wildlife Art is one of my favorite places.
Where is the most inspirational place you've visited lately?
That would have to be Africa. I've always wanted to go, and Bob Kuhn said it would change my life ... and I had the opportunity to go with a few collector friends of mine. My experience was nothing like "Green Hills of Africa" by Ernest Hemingway, or literature by Robert Ruark, but similar in many aspects. I long to return and start another adventure.