Dirk Walker

Dirk Walker

A Nip in the Air
Dirk Walker

A Nip in the Air

Buddy the Elf
Dirk Walker

Buddy the Elf

Driving 'Em Away From The Nest
Dirk Walker

Driving 'Em Away From The Nest

Father Christmas
Dirk Walker

Father Christmas

Good Day of Shooting Over Virgin Fields
Dirk Walker

Good Day of Shooting Over Virgin Fields

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

Hen...Hen, Hold Your Fire!

Overcast
Dirk Walker

Overcast

Silent Stream, en plein air
Dirk Walker

Silent Stream, en plein air

Thirsty Thursdays at Regions Field
Dirk Walker

Thirsty Thursdays at Regions Field

Venice
Dirk Walker

Venice

Apres Midi in Paris
Dirk Walker

Apres Midi in Paris

Cheeks Like Roses
Dirk Walker

Cheeks Like Roses

Early Morning Walk
Dirk Walker

Early Morning Walk

Flying War Eagle Over Jordan Hare Stadium
Dirk Walker

Flying War Eagle Over Jordan Hare Stadium

Good Point But We've Got Our Limit
Dirk Walker

Good Point But We've Got Our Limit

Holding Tight
Dirk Walker

Holding Tight

Pere Noel
Dirk Walker

Pere Noel

Slalom Santa
Dirk Walker

Slalom Santa

Timeless Traditions
Dirk Walker

Timeless Traditions

Waiting His Turn
Dirk Walker

Waiting His Turn

Baby You Might Be Getting A Little Old for This Job
Dirk Walker

Baby You Might Be Getting A Little Old for This Job

Date Night at Highlands Bar & Grill
Dirk Walker

Date Night at Highlands Bar & Grill

Ensemble
Dirk Walker

Ensemble

Foundations of Freedom
Dirk Walker

Foundations of Freedom

Graduation Day in Front of Bryant Denny Stadium
Dirk Walker

Graduation Day in Front of Bryant Denny Stadium

Jolly Ole St Nick
Dirk Walker

Jolly Ole St Nick

Santa I've Been a Good Girl!
Dirk Walker

Santa I've Been a Good Girl!

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

Together in Paris
Dirk Walker

Together in Paris

Watching Over His Herd
Dirk Walker

Watching Over His Herd

Birmingham's Jewel - The Lyric Theater
Dirk Walker

Birmingham's Jewel - The Lyric Theater

Days Gone By
Dirk Walker

Days Gone By

Family Portrait
Dirk Walker

Family Portrait

Gameday on the Quad
Dirk Walker

Gameday on the Quad

Grazing Herd
Dirk Walker

Grazing Herd

Letting 'em Run
Dirk Walker

Letting 'em Run

Santa's Weakness
Dirk Walker

Santa's Weakness

The Alabama Theatre - Early Years
Dirk Walker

The Alabama Theatre - Early Years

Valley Baptist Church
Dirk Walker

Valley Baptist Church

Winter Chickens
Dirk Walker

Winter Chickens

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Bio

"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.

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.
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