Contemporary Luke Joshua Estraña
Art as a Labor of Love
Luke Joshua Estraña Luke was born on March 3rd, 1999 in Erosin, Sorsogon, living now in Cavite City, Cavite. He did not take up fine arts, he calls himself a self-taught artist.
Although he probably is on his way to carving a niche in the art world for himself, he values education and still aims to finish a degree as a back-up plan. He knows whether in art or elsewhere, hard work is the key to success. Meanwhile Luke took up a professional career in the government.
His father is a professional driver having worked in construction gigs, and as a family driver for a politician’s family. When that ended, he moonlighted as a fisherman in Bicol and Obando, Bulacan with the young boy in tow.
He has participated in several art competitions in poster making, cartooning and other festivals.
Hard work paid off and won him several national competitions. He won 1st place in year 2018 and 2019 in the student art division competition in his school. He won 2nd place in on the spot painting competition regional conference. He participated in 53rd shell student art competition having the theme hope in art. He was in the top 25 finalist students out of 1500 students who joined all over the Philippines.