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John W Walker

John W Walker

New Freedom, PA

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Formal education for the artist began in a one-room schoolhouse in York County where on numerous occasions an impatient teacher applied a ruler to his fingers for drawing bunnies when he should have been doing seatwork. Thankfully, a truce was reached with the teacher before any real damage was done. His formal education eventually culminated in post-graduate work with a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Education. A teacher and principal for some twenty years, the artist spent the next twenty years as a computer programmer at IBM. Basically a self-taught artist, he continues to attend art classes and workshops as his schedule allows.

“Watercolor, with its brilliance and fluidity, from abstractness to solid core realism, has always been my favorite choice of mediums. After selecting the elements I want to paint, I attempt to transfer what my mind sees to the watercolor paper. I usually begin with washes over selected parts of the paper to produce the under painting. When I’m satisfied with the colors there, I progress on to the more detailed parts of the work, many times painting over the initial washes as I go. Value, color and contrast all play an important part in creating my final work. I attempt to depict two dimensionally what I see as a three dimensional world. I try to capture the beauty and wonder of life and put it on a piece of paper.”

Currently the artist is a member of the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society, York Art Association, Hanover Area Arts Guild, Art Association of Harrisburg, Baltimore Watercolor Society, and the Adams County Arts Council. He enjoys entering and attending art exhibits and has been accepted into several juried competitions.
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Rocky Mountain Sunrise by John W Walker

 

Blue Bird King by John W Walker

 

Small Town, America by John W Walker

 

Kauai Fisherman by John W Walker

 

Apple Blossoms by John W Walker

 

Snow on Sitka Sound by John W Walker

 

Summer House by John W Walker

 

Early Arrival by John W Walker

 

Bluebird and Daisies by John W Walker

 

Local Plumbers by John W Walker

 

Fog Bound at Tillamok by John W Walker

 

The Mill at Shade Gap II by John W Walker

 

Standard Pipeing by John W Walker

 

Snow on Christmas Eve by John W Walker

 

Selling Fish to Peter Pan by John W Walker

 

Old Engine 8 by John W Walker

 

Monument Valley by John W Walker

 

Five Miles Out of Valdez by John W Walker

 

Biker by John W Walker

 

Alexander Bridge by John W Walker

 

Early Morning Surprise by John W Walker

 

Great Blue Heron by John W Walker

 

Peaceful River by John W Walker

 

Carolina Barn by John W Walker

 

Kennecott by John W Walker

 

Autumn Birch by John W Walker

 

Working America by John W Walker

 

Cobblestone Breakdown by John W Walker

 

Kunkle's Mill Covered Bridge by John W Walker

 

Last Days of Summer by John W Walker

 

Best Friends by John W Walker

 

Anini Beach Kauai by John W Walker

 

Moonlight on the mill by John W Walker

 

Ready to Roll 17 by John W Walker

 

Foggy Morning 14 by John W Walker

 

Back of the Yard 15 by John W Walker

 

Tangle Tree Kestrel by John W Walker

 

Christmas Morning Reveille by John W Walker

 

Autumn Blue Jay by John W Walker

 

Crab Apples I by John W Walker

 

Dancing for the Thunder Gods by John W Walker

 

Artistically Incorrect by John W Walker

 

Watcher in the Wood by John W Walker

 

Grumpy by John W Walker

 

Another Rainy Day by John W Walker

 

Snow On Cashtown Road by John W Walker

 

Pennsylvania Moon by John W Walker

 

Storm Front by John W Walker