"Drawing and painting were part of my life since early childhood" recalls artist Luke Raffin.  His love of nature ensured that he would become best known for his paintings of wildlife.

Born in northern Italy in 1955, Luke and his family moved to Canada when he was eleven.  Luke's artistry began with pencil sketches and oil painting.  Later, when he attended the Ontario College of Art,  he was introduced to egg tempera and acrylics.

Luke lives in Powell River, British Columbia with his wife, Connie, and their three canine companions.  There he continues to draw from the natural beauty and wildlife in the area to keep him inspired.  The excitement of starting a new piece, the joy in every step of the process, and continually challenging himself are what keep him creating.