This Retrospective showcases the scope of Walter’s career and gives the public the opportunity to visually experience the evolution of an artist’s style. Walter is an aficionado of history and art with a lifelong passion for Western Americana. This stems from his upbringing in a ranching family that rode horses, raised stock, and participated in rodeos.
“I will always be a painter of Western Americana. The horse culture and the ranching culture were always so important to me- part of my everyday life. Pursuing art and pursuing that subject matter which was so important to me, naturally led me into all sorts of themes of the Wild West, of the tame West, of the rodeo, and of the historic West.”
His passion for rodeo, horses, cowboys, and cowgirls permeates just about every artwork in this exhibition. This exhibition is organized to highlight Walter’s many suites, the hallmark of his work.