||"Born in Provo, Utah, and raised in the Salt Lake City area, Luke spent
countless hours sketching and sculpting wildlife during his childhood. He
studied engineering at Dixie College before pursuing art at Utah State
Universityówhere he earned a bachelorís degree in painting and then a masterís
degree in illustration. But even before he graduated, he was exploring the
world of professional fine art. Frazier won his first art competition as a
college freshman and then claimed the Grand Prize Sweepstakes at the 1991
Alpine Arts Festival.
On an impulsive trip to New York, the twenty-one year-old Frazier secured
illustration work at three of the industryís top publications: Readerís Digest,
Field & Stream and Alaska magazines. With that encouragement, Frazier moved
ahead with enthusiasm. Since then, Frazierís first one-man exhibition sold out
on opening night, he has had more than a dozen pieces chosen for the
prestigious Arts for the Parks annual Top 100 (three picked the very first year
he entered the competition) and he went on to win the National Parks Wildlife
Award in 1994, 1996 and 1997.
When he isnít spending eight hours a day, five days a week oil painting,
experimenting with acrylics, etching or sculpting in his studio, Frazier takes
great pleasure in painting on location, traveling, exploring, fly fishing,
hiking and doing field studies. "My paintings are meant to create a mood, evoke
an emotion, tell a story or ask a question," he says. "Experiencing the
outdoors and having a chance to see these elusive creatures is amazing and I
want to share that with others. When you see one of my paintings and feel like
youíve been there and witnessed what Iím depicting, I will have succeeded.""