phoenix + dragon

phoenix + dragon (live painting)

5×20′ mixed media on wood panel (2015) Luke Satoru

2-day live painting done while in Abu Dhabi completing a commission for Rosewood Hotel’s newly opened restaurant, Dai Pai Dong. My first time in the UAE, I had a wonderful work experience and looking forward to future projects.

Some work in progress images:



catching up & hello to 2015

Firstly, Happy New Year to everyone that stops by this site.

It’s been a good while since I last updated the site but that’s for lack of activity. A number of projects small and large all happening at once so haven’t had much time to catch up on posting. I still have a stack of negatives to scan but that probably won’t make an appearance till February. For now here are some images from the past several months of web-silence.

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Drawing was the first activity I ever received positive attention for when I was a kid. Rekindling that joy again in a modest journal I carry with me everyday now. Nothing complicated, just the joy of putting to paper whatever comes to mind, whatever is easy, whatever it is that I see at the moment.

“unknown artist @ block party” March 16, 2013

block party

some of my scratchings


sketches & doodles