This series of paintings was created with a loose thematic connection in mind, and while each piece is a completely separate stand alone work I imagine them also acting as stepping stones for an imagined story.
“The Midnight Spell” Mysterious things are happening in the night time wood as a crescent moon shines between the trees. The red string held by the heron is a reference to the belief that a figurative connective thread runs through all living things. The rabbit headed figure holds a feather which also appears as an element within the series’ frames. A small bone is held in the reliquary’s heart shaped depository.
John Walker has been working as a professional artist for over thirty years. After graduating from The American Academy of Art he began a career in illustration, creating a wide array of artwork for clients nationwide, including McDonalds, Random House and National Geographic. Acrylics became his media of choice during this time and he has become fluent in their application. His focus has now shifted to painting and exhibiting personal work centered around imagined narratives and faux antiquities from an invented culture.