Luke DeKneef is a self-taught artist from the island of Oahu. Growing up surfing on the north shore, he developed a fascination with waves and water movement. While using acrylics as his medium and currently adding spray paint to his palette, he is inspired to create works of art on small canvases to large-scale murals that capture perspectives which embody the wonderful relationship between humans and the ocean. In his early beginnings, Luke loved to paint waves cascading on the surface of the ocean and then he got curious and started to explore waves from the ocean floor while visually displaying how they move and refract underwater. At the present time, he has nurtured a style that continues to morph from new and fresh ideas alongside our ever-changing world.
Luke also generated a passion for the youth which has inspired him to paint vibrant murals in his community. From Juvenile Court pathway facilities to elementary schools, he thrives on helping kids develop a lifelong thrill for art and a loving heart for the ocean.