Artist Wendy R. Walker was raised in rural Manitoba where nature and wildlife were close at hand. Her inspiration comes from these memories. She paints a variety of subjects and settings as each offers the opportunity to use the paint in different ways. References are gathered from photographs taken on hikes, holidays and drives in the country.
Wendy’s artwork is detailed, drawing attention to the colours, reflections and movement that are a part of each composition. Her acrylics express the mood of the moment, whether it is a misty morning along a shoreline or a vibrant fall display of golden aspens.
“Painting a variety of subjects is an opportunity to share with others the enjoyment that I feel for each setting and to challenge me to grow my artistic skills.”
Wendy was introduced to acrylics by a friend and began actively painting in 2007 when she joined a local art club. She continues to develop her artistic skills through workshops with other accomplished artists and through participation in art organizations. She is an active member of the Cochrane Art Club, Riverview Artists Association, Federation of Canadian Artists - Calgary Chapter and is a past member of the Foothills Art Club and the Leighton Art Centre.
Wendy had paintings accepted into the Stampede Western Art Gallery in 2010, participated in the Stampede Artist Window in 2011, the Stampede Wall Art Sale in 2012 and the Stampede Arts and Crafts Exhibition in 2013. "Bathed In Sunlight, Elbow River" was featured in the month of February in the 2014 Canadian Artists For the Poor Calendar. In 2016 her painting “West Coast Sunrise” won the People’s Choice Award at the Cochrane Art Club Spring Show and “Mist on the Ghost Dam” received an Honorable Mention. Wendy is currently taking a break from painting but can be contacted by e-mail to purchase any available paintings from this website.