Luke Dague was born in Victorville, Ca on April 12, 1983. Luke has been on his own since the age of 16 living a nomadic lifestyle all over the country, and many more abroad during his time in the military. His work wouldn't have the same passionate detail if I attempted to try this ten years ago, what you see is a culmination of my life experiences and 30 years of repressed emotions that seem to be pouring out of him during this time in his life. He is a veteran and has worked on several different levels of government. Art therapy has changed him for the better and stopped his downward spirle. Luke is in the midst of a long arduous transition from soon to be federal agent to artist. At the age of 34 Luke discovered a way to express all these emotions that had consumed his spirit and crushed his will. So what you are seeing is someone who figured out how to open the emotional floodgates in a healthy way of processing it.
As far as formal art education I have never taken an art class, I discovered my ability through art therapy and it has evolved from there.
I've never entered my work into a competition yet, but I have only been doing this for about a year now.