“A Night on East Russell”
24″ x 24″
Oil on panel
Sharon Weiss Gallery
Born in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and raised in Richmond, Virginia, Steven Walker discovered his love for art at a very early age. Steven earned his bachelor’s degree in fine arts at Virginia Commonwealth University and would later earn his masters in fine arts from Marywood University, where he also met his wife/ fellow artist Evelyn.
Since his venture into gallery life, his landscapes have been well received by collectors as his paintings are part of several private collections 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. Steven has been included in several local and national juried competitions. 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.
“There’s a solitary elegance that I try to capture in all of my paintings,” says Steven. “It’s all about engaging the viewer in ‘the moment’, whether it’s a quaint country house on a sunny day or a shimmering light down an alley. I have a fascination with the simple life and the sights that are often missed along the side of the road. We often find ourselves too caught up in the hustle and bustle of life to take time to just take notice of the land around us. To capture a forgotten area or structure in a single moment in time and to be able to share that experience with others is what makes the creative process worthwhile.”
Steven’s piece “A Night on East Russell” will be featured in Art for Life on September 15. See more of his work at www.stevenwalkerstudios.com.