Steven WalkerJanuary 1, 2009
Born in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and raised in Richmond, Virginia, Steven has always been captivated by art. After earning his Bachelors in Fine Arts at Virginia Commonwealth University he began his career as a freelance illustrator, working with numerous clients such as the Boy Scouts of America, Highlights for Children, the Columbus Marathon and the National Cherry Blossom Festival. His work has been honored through the Illustrators Club of Washington D.C., the Society of Illustrators (L.A.) and the United States Air Force Illustration Program.
Only a few years after graduation, Steven was asked to teach art at his Alma mater. Shortly after teaching for a few semesters, Steven decided to pursue his master’s degree at Marywood University, where he began focusing his efforts towards fine art.
Since his venture into gallery life, his landscapes have been very well received by collectors. His paintings have earned him recognition in several juried competitions such as the Richeson 75 competition. In 2008 the start of his statewide traveling exhibition began at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. The exhibition will be a part of the museum’s statewide exhibitions through 2012. In 2009 Steven was privileged to be a part of a western art exhibition, titled The Black West, at the Booth Western Art Museum in Cartersville, Georgia.
Steven currently resides in Westerville, Ohio where he continues to paint in his studio. He is represented by Sharon Weiss Gallery in Columbus, Ohio, The Arts Company in Nashville, Tennessee, B Deemer Gallery in Louisville, Kentucky and Glave Kocen Gallery in Richmond,Virginia.
“It’s always rewarding to share your thoughts, techniques and experiences as an artist, but it’s truly moving when you can see the visual results and the way it enriches a student’s outlook on art.” – Steven Walker