Sneak Peeks: The Work of John Walker

January 13, 2011

In the upcoming March/April issue of New England Home we will be featuring the work of painter John Walker. For the better part of the last sixty years Walker has been crafting a skilled hand that makes his work expressive yet effortless. His paintings are striking and bold while conveying a simple, subtle sense of emotion and soul. What first seems abstract can suddenly appear as a landscape, or a still life, or just as quickly change to handwriting or letterforms. As Walker’s career has constantly evolved, so do his paintings, right before your eyes.

Photo courtesy of Knoedler & Company, www.knoedlergallery.com

Photo courtesy of Knoedler & Company, www.knoedlergallery.com

Photo courtesy of Knoedler & Company, www.knoedlergallery.com

Photo courtesy of Knoedler & Company, www.knoedlergallery.com

Currently the head of the graduate painting program at Boston University, Walker maintains studios in both Boston and Maine. For more on his life and painting process–as well as a wide range of his work spanning his impressive career–be sure to pick up our March/April issue.

In the meantime, you might enjoy checking out the work of Michael Mazur and Hyman Bloom.

–Jared Ainscough