Thornton Walker is a figurative artist working broadly across the genres of landscape and still life. Using the mediums of oil or watercolour he combines a sharp realism with accident and chance, periodically exploring new ideas and materials to challenge himself and his audience. Walker was born in Auckland in 1953 and has held more than 50 solo exhibitions and participated in a number of significant group shows since 1980. He has periodically travelled and worked in Europe and Asia inspiring new subject matter and ways of working. In 1994, he was granted the Australia Council studio in Spain and in 1997 and 2012, the Rimbun Dahan residencies in Kuala Lumpur and Penang. Walker’s work is represented in numerous public and private collections both in Australia and internationally including the British Museum, Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art in Japan and The National Gallery of Australia.
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