Opening Reception: Friday, October 28 from 6pm to 8pm
Artist Demonstration: Steven S. Walker, Saturday, October 29 at 4pm
Artist Talk: Antonia Walker, Saturday, November 14 at 4pm
Steven S. Walker, born in Richmond, Virginia and currently living and working in Georgia, creates highly detailed paintings, often characterized by unexpected compositions. Steven’s newest artworks encompass different genres of landscape, incorporating not only traditional landscapes, but cityscapes and nocturnes as well. No matter the genre, light – by either its presence or absence – is the hallmark of these intriguing paintings.
Antonia Walker, who lives and works in Virginia, creates soft, ethereal landscape paintings of the Virginia countryside that reflect not only the natural beauty of her surroundings, but also her technicolor dreams. Hues of pink and orange glow from a sunset, blues and violets bloom in the dusk of the mountains.
These two landscape artists, although with very different styles, both utilize light to capture the essence of their surroundings. Whether serene and emotive paintings of Virginia’s beautiful scenery, or gritty cityscapes and nocturnes, their use of light as an emotive tool is masterful. It peeks from behind clouds, casts upon hills and water, glows brightly in the dark of the city, bringing the viewer closer to the sublime.
Steven S. Walker
Steven S. Walker grew up in Richmond, Virginia where he discovered his love for art at a very early age. With little interest in anything else, Steven took the next big step towards his pursuit of a career in art when he earned his bachelor’s degree in fine arts at Virginia Commonwealth University. He later earned his master’s in fine arts at Marywood University. Currently, he lives in Valdosta, GA where he is a full-time artist.
Steven’s landscapes have been well received by collectors and his paintings are part of several private collections such as Hilton Hotels, the Boy Scouts of America, Dominion Resources, Virginia State Department, the National Parks Service, and the United States Air Force. He has been included in several local and national juried competitions including the Richeson 75 Landscape Competition, Plein Air Salon, the International Salon Competition, the Oil Painters of America Salon, the Art Renewal Center, Southwest Art Magazine Artistic Excellence Competition Finalist, as well as a traveling exhibition with the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Steven’s work is represented by the B. Deemer Gallery in Louisville, KY; the Sharon Weiss Gallery in Columbus, OH; the Vision Gallery in Atlantic Beach, NC; Susan Calloway Fine Arts in Washington, DC; the Glave Kocen Gallery in Richmond, VA; and the Lovetts Gallery in Tulsa, OK. He has participated in several artist-in-residency programs in Michigan, Indiana, Iowa, and Colorado and was selected to create the Ohio Governor’s Art Awards by the Ohio Arts Council.
Antonia Walker has become known for her paintings of the light and color of the Virginia countryside as well as images of Italy and France. Antonia received a BFA from the University of Georgia where she studied painting and printmaking and later attended graduate school at George Washington University when she studied with William Woodward in Brittany. Earlier while living in South America, she studied drawing and anatomy with Spanish sculptor, Benjamin Saul at the Academia de Esculptura.
She has been published in many books and her works are represented in the Art in Embassies program at the State Department as well as many corporate and private collections throughout the United States including NASA, Xerox Corporation, Waterford Foundation, Journey Through Hallowed Ground National Heritage Area, National Gallery of Art and The Washington Post. Antonia travels to France and Italy frequently, teaching and painting the landscape. She currently resides in Virginia.
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