Luke Stretar
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Luke, his wife Margaret, their son's Jack and Thomas  and daughter Lucy 
Our gallery in Richfield Ohio
About Luke
      As a painter my techniques and approach to painting has continued to become more simplified. My vision has become much clearer as to what I am drawn to and what I want to convey in my paintings. Both of my parents are artists and have had a big influence on my work. I am also influenced and drawn to many American painters who used very "American" images for subject matter. Painters like Grant Wood, Edward Hopper, and Andrew Wyeth. I am especially drawn to the simplicity of Wyeth paintings and his use of ordinary subject matter. I find myself in a constant struggle to achieve the perfect balance between clean simple subjects, and keeping enough interest for the viewers eye. 
     My subject matter consists primarily of rural America and I choose colors and compositions that represent reality, but that will also work aesthetically. The images I paint are typically not direct representations of a specific place, but more a collection of thoughts, feelings, and memories of things I have experienced.

     I live in Northeast Ohio with my wife Margaret, our son Jack and Daughter Lucy. For a list of my shows please see my home page...

            Thank you for your interest,
                             Luke Stretar

Luke's painting studio