There is an attempt in Luke’s interdisciplinary work to explore and understand the world through curiosity and a commitment to social mobility. These inquiries are formalised across multiple and unlimited forms.

He is part of the ‘generation of creators’ who Holden (2015) suggests are ‘omnivorous in their approach to culture, are good at seeing connections and moving ideas from one part of culture to another’.  This generation have had their horizons broadened in the past few decades by those who have changed the definition of what it means to be an artist-curator, how and where they operate.

Academic work is centred around ‘Curating Research’ (Progressive Research Communication) – a curatorial dream which looks to revolutionise the way research is presented and consumed.

Growing up in Dorset and now making work out of his studio at BV in Bristol, he was a student of Greg Lucas, Lala Meredith-Vula and Roger Bradley in Leicester, Valery Rizzo in New York, and now Dr. Ben Parry and Prof. Mike Tooby in Bath.

His Living Legacies and Court Painter portraiture have been the subject of shows at Bristol’s newest and oldest major art galleries.