Ariel Luke studied at Wimbledon School of Art where she was editor of the art school magazine. She then exhibited with the young contemporaries at the Royal Academy and at other venues in London. This period was followed by a decade concentrating mainly on screen printing and showing at ten galleries in London, but principally with the Lumley Cazalet Gallery.

In 1984 she was commissioned to paint her first house/garden and since that time has completed nearly 100 pictures of this genre in the UK, the Channel Islands, France and Italy. She has exhibited at the Chelsea Flower Show and at Courson, near Paris.