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 Triumph” A painting about overcoming obstacles, about rebirth, renewal, and breaking bonds to reach beyond. Thorny vines like those wrapped around the heart lurk throughout the series. If you look closely there is a heron in the distance, standing in the water.
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.