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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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Storm Front by John W Walker

 

Iris II by John W Walker

 

Heather on the Fence by John W Walker

 

Early Snow by John W Walker

 

Early Morning Post by John W Walker

 

Waiting For Spring by John W Walker

 

Evening Shadows by John W Walker

 

Banjo Player by John W Walker

 

When I Was Young by John W Walker

 

Horse and Barn by John W Walker

 

Sunrise Railroad PA by John W Walker

 

Lonely Koi by John W Walker

 

Bass Harbor Light Sunset by John W Walker

 

Engine 475 by John W Walker

 

Storm Treasures by John W Walker

 

Sparrow I by John W Walker

 

Bluebird Morning by John W Walker

 

Hello Morning by John W Walker

 

Winter Morn by John W Walker

 

Centerfold I by John W Walker

 

Innocence by John W Walker

 

Helping Hands Helping Hearts by John W Walker

 

Crossing The Water by John W Walker

 

Wilderness River I by John W Walker

 

Waiting for the Storm by John W Walker

 

Sisters by John W Walker

 

Full Moon January by John W Walker

 

Finders Keepers by John W Walker

 

Washday Snow by John W Walker

 

Winter at Mabry Mill by John W Walker

 

Home Again by John W Walker

 

Fence Sitters by John W Walker

 

Teammates by John W Walker

 

Brothers by John W Walker

 

Back Porch Geraniums by John W Walker

 

Sycamores Madison Square Park by John W Walker

 

Firedog by John W Walker