Steven Walker, 'Prosperity Path,' oil on board, 24 x 30 inches
Steven Walker, 'Casting in April,' oil, 18 x 18 inches
Steven Walker, 'Edge of the Prairie,' oil
Steven S. Walker
In Steven Walker’s gorgeously colored landscapes, ordinary sights turn sublime. Simple rustic views are transfixed by light, nocturnal cityscapes gleam, clouds and water glow with mysterious depths.
Bio: Born in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and raised in Richmond, Mr. Walker discovered his love for art at a very young age. With little interest in anything else, he took a big step toward a career in art when he earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts at Virginia Commonwealth University. He would later earn his Masters in Fine Arts from Marywood University, where he also met his wife/fellow artist Evelyn.
“ I didn’t come from a family of artists, I wasn’t top of my class and didn’t win a lot of awards, but I’ve always had a strong work ethic and the passion to work on my craft.”
Eventually his hard work paid off when his work caught the attention of several gallery owners. Since then, his work has been well received by collectors such as Airstream Inc., Hilton Hotels, the Boy Scouts of America, Dominion Resources, Virginia State Department, the National Parks Service, the Columbus Convention Center and the United States Air Force.
Since becoming a full time artist in 2008, Mr. Walker has been included in several local and national juried competitions including the Oil Painters of America Eastern Regional show, Richeson 75 Landscape Competition, Plein Air Salon, the International Salon Competition, the Oil Painters of America Salon (Award of Excellence) and the Art Renewal Center. Steven also had the privilege of being a part of a statewide traveling exhibition with the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.
We are pleased to announce that Oil Painters of America has recently accepted his painting 'Yellow Spring Creek' in its Eastern Regional Show, and awarded him an Award of Excellence, the second one this year.
He has participated in several artist in residency programs in Michigan, Indiana, Iowa and Colorado. In 2014, he was selected to create the Ohio Governor’s Art Awards by the Ohio Arts Council and in 2015 he received honorable mention in the Southwest Art Magazine’s Artistic Excellence Competition.
Steven currently resides in Hahira, Georgia where he continues to work hard on the advancement of his career, with the assistance of his lovely wife Evelyn and studio assistant/daughter Poppy. Currently, his work is represented in Kentucky, Ohio, Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia, Oklahoma and Washington, D.C.