Dirk Walker

Artists

Dirk Walker
"Art is a delicate balance between the visual concept and each artist's technique". After years of chasing that artistic balance, it is the anticipation of the struggle that keeps Dirk coming back to the canvas. Some 20 years ago, in the midst of a professional career and raising a family in Birmingham, Alabama, Dirk Walker unknowingly discovered his path in life that probably was in place since childhood…that he was meant to be an artist. As a boy he watched his father paint in watercolors and sketches in pen and ink. Later, majoring in Industrial Design at Auburn University, the foundation for painting was put in place through academic training on the importance of concept, composition, perspective, color and draftsmanship in presenting a visual message to the viewer. The moment he first walked into Loretta Goodwin Gallery as a potential buyer, he realized his desire to learn the process of painting would be a priority in life. Through an early friendship with several local artists, Dirk discovered the work and teachings of New York painter David A. Leffel, a Contemporary Master teaching at the very prestigious Arts Student League. Leffel's interplay of light and shadow, through texture, shapes, and color transforms the simple and ubiquitous objects of everyday life into rich creation was how he would hope to paint. Dirk Walker has collectors across the country as well as overseas- both in private and corporate collections. His paintings hang in Birmingham, AL and Atlanta, GA, Corporate Headquarters of Coca-Cola and in collections of the Auburn University President's home, as well as the home of Ronnie Van Zant, lead singer of the rock and roll band Lynyrd Skynyrd. Most recently he was the 2013 Grand Prize of the Energen Corporation Art Competition and the 2014 Employee's Choice Winner of the same annual juried art competition.
Artist

Artwork

Apres Midi in Paris
Dirk Walker

Apres Midi in Paris

oil on canvas

12 x 12 in

Good Day of Shooting Over Virgin Fields
Dirk Walker

Good Day of Shooting Over Virgin Fields

oil on canvas

24 x 30 in

Hen...Hen, Hold Your Fire!
Dirk Walker

Hen...Hen, Hold Your Fire!

oil on canvas

30 x 40 in

Silent Stream, en plein air
Dirk Walker

Silent Stream, en plein air

oil on panel

11 x 14 in

Together in Paris
Dirk Walker

Together in Paris

oil on canvas

40 x 30 in

Early Morning Walk
Dirk Walker

Early Morning Walk

watercolor on paper

7 x 7 in

Good Point But We've Got Our Limit
Dirk Walker

Good Point But We've Got Our Limit

oil on canvas

36 x 24 in

Holding Tight
Dirk Walker

Holding Tight

oil on canvas

30 x 40 in

Some Traditions Just Can't Be Stopped - Rolling Toomer's Corner, Auburn University
Dirk Walker

Some Traditions Just Can't Be Stopped - Rolling Toomer's Corner, Auburn University

Limited Edition Giclee Print,3

20 x 20 in

Venice
Dirk Walker

Venice

watercolor on paper

9 x 11 in

Ensemble
Dirk Walker

Ensemble

oil on canvas

14 x 11 in

Graduation Day in Front of Bryant Denny Stadium
Dirk Walker

Graduation Day in Front of Bryant Denny Stadium

Limited Edition Giclee Print,1

20 x 20 in

Letting 'em Run
Dirk Walker

Letting 'em Run

watercolor on paper

4 x 9 in

Southern Gourmet
Dirk Walker

Southern Gourmet

oil on canvas

20 x 24 in

Watching Over His Herd
Dirk Walker

Watching Over His Herd

oil on canvas

25 x 48 in

Gameday on the Quad
Dirk Walker

Gameday on the Quad

Limited Edition Giclee Print,1

20 x 20 in

Happy Hour
Dirk Walker

Happy Hour

oil on canvas

24 x 30 in

Overcast
Dirk Walker

Overcast

watercolor

8 x 10 in

The Opera Singer
Dirk Walker

The Opera Singer

oil on canvas

30 x 40 in

Winter Chickens
Dirk Walker

Winter Chickens

oil on canvas

24 x 24 in

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