SANDRA HIGGINS ART
Much of Luke M Walker's work derives from exploration, primarily through walking. This can involve collecting specific data on walks; the length, the pace, the altitude or number of steps etc. and translating the data into a painting which becomes the physical representation of the momentary act of walking itself.
His Datascapes are also paintings of time and distance and it is these additional spatial and temporal qualities that he is keen to express. Whether through constructed landscapes or from a direct observation of the environment, they act as a record of both the activity of the artist in the landscape and also in the studio.
Having first completed a Foundation in Architecture & Built Environment - graduating with a Diploma with Distinction - from The Prince of Wales's Institute of Architecture, Luke went on to graduate from City and Guilds London Art school in 2014 with a commendation in MA Fine Art.
His Professional achievements include: Pintar Rapido 2017 Prize Winner - Pooky Lighting Prize; Signature Art Prize - Winner for Painting 2015; Co-Curator & Exhibitor of The Mountain Arts Festival; visiting Lecturer in Fine Art at City & Guilds of London Art School; Associate Lecturer of Interior & Spatial Design at the Chelsea College of Art & Design.
With a passion for the planet and environment, Luke is also: a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, London; Co-Founder of The Wilderness Art Collective, which seeks to highlight environmental issues through Art; a volunteer with Community Action Nepal; former Trustee of Porters Progress UK, charities supporting welfare of Mountain communities principally in Nepal; and an experienced mountaineer & rock climber, having climbed to 6,000m!
More recently, you may have have seen Luke's work in Battersea as he has been the Battersea PowerStation Community Outreach Artist and Co-ordinator since 2016.