Luke Buck, a native Hoosier, grew up in Indiana with a love for life, art, and nature that is evident in his nostalgic paintings of Americana landscapes and American wildlife. Most of Luke’s art education and influence came from training he received from his artist father Harold Buck. While attending Arsenal Technical High School, and through a scholarship Luke studied figure drawing at the John Heron Art Institute, both in Indianapolis, Indiana.
With art being his full time profession since 1959 Buck’s talents have won him numerous honors and awards through the years and his work has been exhibited in many major juried and invitational art shows, and gallery solo shows. His unique talents as an artist have earned him a strong following among art enthusiast and his paintings are included in private collections in every state in the United States and abroad.
Luke’s inspiration comes through the encouragement and confidence expressed from his loving wife Coleen. When not enjoying life at their lakefront home in southern Indiana, they still explore the byways and blue highways of America capturing it’s beauty with his palette.
Artist Statement: "I am in awe of this life and this world. It is overwhelming. It's obviously a miracle. This is God's creation and his gift to us. No artist can come close to duplicating the beauty or even the feeling we may have as we behold the scene before us, but it is enjoyable to attempt to convey to others with our painting and share our own insights, or to capture the moment of our own feelings and appreciation of what we are experiencing." - Luke Buck