Stuart Luke Gatherer was born in 1971 from Scottish and Dutch descent. He was brought up in the Eastern Highlands of Scotland and attended Edinburgh College of Art, from which he graduated in 1995 with an MA Honours degree in Fine Art. Gatherer lives and works in the Malvern Hills, UK.
Graduating from Edinburgh College of Art in 1995 with an MFA, Stuart Luke Gatherer quickly gained a reputation as one of the country’s best and most collectible painters, building on the classical tradition of figurative painting to develop his own unique style. Gatherer produces dramatic compositions of figurative art reflecting his debt to the old masters. Highly regarded now through his dedication to exploring and expressing themes and subjects that are relevant in today’s world, his paintings entice the viewer to interact with contemporary scenes from the vantage point of an unseen onlooker.
Successful shows in London, New York and Scotland with an ever-widening following of collectors, and with an escalating commercial value, he is established as one of Scotland’s most exciting painters.