Luke Frazier’s art is a byproduct of his life and the travels he’s had while hunting and fishing the West and around the world. Like a good storyteller, he’s had to be a keen observer and immerse himself in his surroundings. He tries to capture the sights, sounds and memories experienced while on the water and the hunt.
Frazier received his formal art training at Utah State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting and a Master of Fine Arts in illustration. Frazier travels from Alaska to Africa annually, painting landscapes and photographing animals in their environment. “My goal as an artist is to offer up a different point of view of the natural world,” he says. “As a sportsman, I want to tell a gripping story between antagonists, an emotionally charged, powerful scene, or show a calm, intimate close-up. As a representationalist, I need to be as accurate as possible with my drawing, having a strong knowledge of the anatomy and a good grasp of the nuance of subtle color and composition.
Frazier’s work has garnered numerous awards including Artists’ Choice and Patrons’ Choice at the 2011 Night of Artists show at the Briscoe Museum. He also received the Founder’s Favorite Award at the 2002 Art for the Parks competition and the Wildlife Art Award in 1994, 1996 and 1997.