Luke is an artist and printmaker based in Bath, creating limited edition original prints inspired by nature, travel and adventure. 
 
With a background as an architect and a passion for the graphic arts, his work is influenced by places real and imagined, cinema and photography.
 
Currently exploring intaglio printmaking techniques to create playful, bold and graphical artworks to celebrate the simple pleasures in life.

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Current Work

I’m exploring some new ideas and concepts using intaglio printmaking techniques where I’ll be regularly creating original prints. A couple of artist’s proofs for each piece will be available in my shop, with selected images printed as part of a small limited edition at a future date.
 
I was drawn to printmaking because of its experimental nature and the challenge of the technical process which allows you to work with a variety of materials (wood, copper and stone to name a few) and the possibilities to make a unique set of marks like no other medium.
 
This process leads to discoveries at every step of the way in a dialogue between ideas, materials and tools, leaving space for the unexpected with errors that often lead to new ideas and artistic directions.
 
I’m involved in all stages of the production for original prints—from preparing the plates, papers and drawing, through to the final printing. This process is intensive and requires patience but produces images with beautiful detail and depth. I hope you find enjoyment in this process too…

About

I grew up near Oxford and moved to Bath in 2004 to study architecture which I practiced until a couple of years ago. I’ve always had a passion for drawing and design and have been making, painting or drawing in one form or another from an early age, but a few years ago I felt the calling to get more hands-on again and sensing this, my talented partner Ruth found a city centre workshop space which we swiftly stocked with tools with the initial intention to explore product design and furniture making.
 
Around the same time we moved to an apartment in need of renovation and over the next couple of years we designed and renovated the apartment between work projects, making furniture and joinery—from drawer units and wardrobes to doors and even the kitchen…
 
Throughout the build I had lots of time to reflect on what I enjoyed the most and began to fill sketchbooks with drawings and ideas before eventually experimenting with printmaking. I guess all this time I’ve been searching for a pursuit that combines artistic expression with technical skills and it’s taken a long and winding search to discover printmaking!
 
Currently working from my studio in Bath. When I’m not drawing you can usually find me running the hills or escaping to the Pembrokeshire coast for some beach time and even the occasional cold water swim…

If you are interested in becoming a new stockist or would like to know more, please get in touch
You can purchase original prints in my shop and selected print and card collections on Etsy
Current trade work can be viewed here and please get in touch for the most up to date catalogue