Art Association welcomes landscape artist, teacher, children’s book illustrator

From staff reports

Steven Walker of Westerville, Ohio, will make a presentation about his Artist-in-Residence experience at the Glen Arbor Art Association on Thursday, Sept. 13, at 7:30 p.m. Born in Myrtle Beach, S.C., and raised in Richmond, Va., Walker is a prolific and dedicated “nature” artist. He received his BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University and began a career in illustration. Soon thereafter he began teaching at VCU and then pursued his MFA at Marywood University. He began to exhibit his work in galleries and was well received. His many accomplishments include awards in plein air painting and landscape competitions. He won a blue ribbon in the Ohio Plein Air competition. His work is in many private collections such as Boy Scouts of America, Dominion Resources and the United State Air Force. He has been in many solo and group exhibitions.

Among his artistic accomplishments are children’s books, most notably two books about Rosa Parks and one about Coretta Scott King by Patricia Pingry.

The versatile 33 year old Walker paints “moody, impressionistic landscapes –with sweeping views of rural areas with dramatic lighting.” To learn more about Steven Walker, visit his website at

Walker’s goal while in his residency is “to be surrounded by everything that makes this world what it is, beautiful, raw, complex and most of all — real.” Walker’s presentation is open to the public at no charge. Light refreshments will be served. The Glen Arbor Art Association building is located at 6031 S. Lake Street (follow the sign up the unpaved driveway) across from Cherry Republic in Glen Arbor.