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Luke Hillestad  Minneapolis, MN


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About Luke


I view painting as craftsmanship, so I must look to the masters for guidance. I want my work to show characteristics of human nature that are enduring; that which is the most raw and transcendent. The paintings are narratives of war and conflict, new life, death, beauty, kinship, human interaction with the wilderness and the unexplainable, and the rituals we have created around those experiences.


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Amazing work! I love it

combo of old world verses new. sensitive and wild. keep on, keep,on.

I love Thomas Eakin's stuff. Yours is very reminiscent, but you definitely have your own wonderful style.

Excellent job in capturing the flavour of the old masters in a painting that reflects modern times. The painter is a master!

Your portraits are very moving. Loved "Summer Spirit" listed on your website. Continue to paint from the heart for you are a true Genius.

technique is fantastic, and humor is wonderful! Thank you!

Excellent painting. Skillful and with impact.

However, Odd Nerdrum/Kitsch with a meaningful message is a bit unnerving.

Wonderful. Very old masters and modern. Well done. :)

Intelligent variation on Caravaggio. Gets the hands, which are brilliant in the original.

i like the colors.both of paintings are nice and alive!!!

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