Figurative painter Luke Hillestad finds inspiration for his portraits in the faces of the live models he uses. Using close friends as his models, Hillestad is able to convey much emotion in his paintings. Inspired by old masters such as Rembrandt and Caravaggio, Hillestad aims to create work that is timeless. He has spent time in Norway and Paris studying under famed artist Odd Nerdrum.

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Dean Magraw

Artist web site: Luke Hillestad