Drawing and painting were part of Luke Raffin’s life since early childhood. His love of nature helped ensure that he would become best known for his paintings of birds. Born in Northern Italy in 1955, Luke and his family moved to Canada when he was 11. Luke’s artistry began with pencil sketches and oil paining and later, when he attended the Ontario Collage of Art, he was introduced to egg tempera and acrylics. Luke lives in Powell River, B.C. with his wife and 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.
This painting was inspired while camping at one of our local lakes. We were treated every morning to this beautiful mist on the water and the silence was broken by the call of loons.
print size 30" x 11"
Framed dimensions 39.5 x 21