Born in Den Helder the Netherlands in 1961. Lute immigrated to South Africa with his parents at the age of 2. At this very early stage in his life, he lost his father. Lute's father had artistic skills but unfortunately passed away before he could make art his career. As far back as he can remember, he was always busy sketching and began his full-time professional art career in 1989, when he discovered a market for his wildlife art. Lute derives great pleasure out of wildlife and nature and respects every aspect thereof. His favorite pastime is visiting game parks, where he not only gets his reference material from, but also finds his inspiration.
Many paintings later, he finds himself in the privileged position where his work has reached investment status. Lute's work is now sourced by local and foreign art collectors. His paintings hang in collections worldwide and he has been credited and published in numerous magazines and publications. Lute was recently selected to feature in the 'Best of Worldwide Artists' book. This is an honour bestowed upon very few artists and is indicative of skill of Lute's talent and his future career as an artist. As the curator of the Broadway Gallery in New York, Peter Caine commented on Lute's works: 'They capture such a realistic likeness that they almost appear to be real. Your original paint handling, unique lighting and color palette are fresh, personal and contemporary.'
His dream to leave the busy city life behind him became a reality when he moved to the Bushveld with his family in 2002.
To him it is a privilege to be able to share his extraordinary talent with people all over the world.
Lute demonstrates his love, commitment and admiration to the source of his inspiration by contributing paintings to fundraiser auction. The proceeds of the auction go towards wildlife conservation or to help the “poor”.