Rebekah Luke ‘Clouds Lifting’ Oil on Canvas 18.5″x 22.5″ framed


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Rebekah Luke ‘Clouds Lifting’ Oil on Canvas 18.5″x 22.5″ framed

About the Artist

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I am Rebekah Oe-Len Kehaulani Luke, an American of Chinese and Hawaiian origins.  I was born in Honolulu when Hawaii was still a US Territory. My mother was born in Kohala, and my father was born in Paia. I live in a most beautiful and cordial island community between the mountains and the ocean with my family. During my life I’ve earned my living as a journalist, photographer, artist, and Reiki practitioner.

FAQs about my art: an interview with self

25 09 2009

Rebekah, what is your medium? Oil.

What kind of painter are you? Mostly plein air (French, literally, open air). I go on location outdoors, into the field, and study the light.

How would you describe your style? Impressionistic representationalism. Sometimes abstract.

What is your subject matter? Hawaiian places; landscapes; Hawaii nei. More recently, I’ve added still life, and I am doing some seascapes. I paint subjects I think people would like to hang on their walls.

Do you paint from photographs? Rarely. I always felt if I painted from a photograph, the painting would look like a photograph. Sometimes I’ll make a black-and-white photo to see the values (range of darks to lights). I prefer painting en plein air or from life.

How long does it take to finish a painting? It depends on a lot of things, but on average about four or five times out on location. Some may take five hours, others five years.

Is your work in galleries? It used to be, but not at the present time. I am seeking a good venue and good representation.

Where can I see your work? Right here on Rebekah’s Studio! Come and visit my virtual gallery. Click on Paintings on the menu bar. To see the actual original painting, please contact me and we can make an appointment to see it. I’d love to show you!

How did you learn to paint? I took lessons, primarily from Gloria Foss. Before that I took the required art history classes in high school and college. I also studied art as part of the photography program at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena.

When and where did you start showing your work? In earnest at the Honolulu Zoo Fence on Monsarrat avenue and at Arts of Paradise gallery at the International Market Place, both in Waikiki in the later 1980s, and at invitational and juried shows.


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Rebekah Luke ‘Clouds Lifting’ Oil on Canvas 18.5″x 22.5″ framed

Additional information

Weight 20.9 lbs
Dimensions 26.5 × 25 × 6 in

Honolulu, Hawaii (808) 596-0074