Luke Frazier has quickly established himself as one of the West’s most promising wildlife artists. Born and raised in the mountains of northern Utah, Frazier grew up hunting and fishing, spending time in the environment that he now paints. These early forays into nature instilled in him a kinship with the wildlife, and a passion for the outdoors. As a child, Frazier spent hours sketching and sculpting wildlife, displaying an intuitive artistic flair. His early interest continued into adulthood; a graduate of Utah State University, Frazier earned a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in painting and a Masters of Fine Arts degree in illustration.
His artistic objective is to capture the majesty and ambiance of the Western wildlife, and has been influenced by such artists as Winslow Homer, Edgar Payne, Bruno Liljefors, Carl Rungius, Rein Poortvliet, Phillip Goodwin, and Bob Kuhn. Frazier describes his work as representational, and enjoys meeting the people who collect his work, especially those who share his affection for the outdoors.
Frazier’s wildlife and sporting paintings are in collections around the world. His works have been exhibited at the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson, Wyoming, the Autry Museum of Western Heritage in Los Angeles, California, the Phoenix Art Museum in Phoenix, Arizona, as well as the C.M. Russell Museum in Great Falls, Montana and the Kimball Art Center in Park City, Utah.
As well as exhibitions and collections, Frazier’s work has been included in the book Leading the West, by Don Hagerty in conjunction with Southwest Art magazine. The book profiles 100 of the best living artists and sculptors working today. Frazier has also had feature articles in magazines such as Art of the West, Wildlife Art, Big Sky Journal and Southwest Art. His paintings frequently appear in Field & Stream, Gray’s Sporting Journal, Sporting Classics and Alaska. Among his awards are the Wildlife Art Award from the Art for the Park competitions in 1994, 1996, and 1997, recognized on the National Parks stamp.
Recently, Frazier was honored to join forty other artists at “Wildlife for a New Century,” an international invitational exhibit at the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. He has also been invited to the prestigious Prix de West invitational in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, at the National Cowboy Hall of Fame, and is honored to exhibit with the most accomplished artists alive, as he believes his highest honors are those given by his fellow artists.