ANTONIA WALKER FINE ART
© 2014 Antonia Walker Fine Art
Venice Facade 24 x 30
Venice Light 36 X 36
Chairs, Villa Aurelia 16 x 20
Siverque, Provence 20 x 16
Cappella Aurelia 30 x 24
Villa Doors 40 x 36
Umbria Fields 36 x 24
Rousillion Fields 16 x 20
Olive Grove 6 x 10
Chateau, Brittany 11 x 14
Pont Croix 30 x 40
Luberon Valley 40 x 30
Garden Path 5 x 7
View from Goult 40 x 30
Harper's Ferry 30 x 30
Potomac Dusk 30 x 36
May River 36 x 36
Golden River 40 x 30
Shenadoah, Berry's Ferry 30 x 40
Bay Sunset 24 x 30
Harvest Fields, Montcalm Farm 40 x 30
Ginko Grove 36 x 36
After The Rain 20 x 16
Orchard Trees 40 x 30
Harvest Fields with Peacock Farm 20 x 18
Huntley Farm autumn 30 x 24
Marsh Clouds 24 x 30
Blue Dawn 36 x 26 sold
The Scented Room 40 x 30 sold
Anticipation 36 x 36
Blue Flowers 36 x 36 sold
Influence 30 x 40
A Spare Brightness 36 x 36 sold
Kimono 26 x 36
Talisman 36 x 36
Before the Wedding. 32 x 48 sold
Bouquet 30 x 40
FIGURES & INTERIORS
“...Antonia Walker creates pictures of delicate, geisha-like women, enigmatic portrait groups and landscapes depicting Italian villages and the Virginia countryside, evoking the work of such masters as Vermeer, Manet, and Cezanne. Images are filtered and diffused through a soft pearlescent light, the use of dry, fresco-like colors also underscores remembered levels of emotion and experience...Do her paintings describe the reality of the moment or the sensation conjured up by its recollection?”
Director, The Arts Club Washington DC
“....Her figures are sketched in, but firmly so, with decades of the effort of life drawing behind the turn of a shoulder. They have a dreamlike quality as if they are caught in a moment out of time. The flowers act as a source of painterly light. They also open up the space of the pictures with their grace....What is rarely approached in painting and photography is the brilliance of light and color in the full foliage of spring. Walker
achieves a successful semblance of it in ‘Orchard Scents’. There is something withheld here despite the freedom of the application of paint....”
June 18, 2005
While on annual painting trip to Provence, capturing the vibrant colors of a lavender field near Roussillion.
Antonia's studio will be open during The Waterford Fair,
October 4, 5, and 6, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 10 to 5 each day.
The studio is located in the old Chair Factory on Second St. in Waterford, VA.
At other times the studio is open by appointment.
Through the arrangement of light, color and space in a painting, I try to interpret the beauty of the land, the water and the figure in a way that conveys mystery and emotion.
Light and memory affects the landscape of the mind as well as the vanishing landscape of nature. The long shadows of afternoon light or the sparkling freshness of morning
sun gives the painter a range of blues, violets, burnished golds and glowing greens that can be suggestive or poetic.
Often the fragmented light of afternoon glances off land and
architecture causing a distorted reality which breaks patterns
and colors into dreamlike shapes. One is drawn into the landscape
as dusk darkens the rivers and farmlands. With the figure I try to
interpret gestures with light and colors that recall a state of being.
Since I was a child I have been fascinated by the differing shapes
and colors at times of the days as well as the emotional presence
suggested by a face or the gesture of a person.
Antonia Walker has become known for her paintings of the light and color of the Virginia countryside as well as images of Italy and France. The artist received a BFA from the University of Georgia where she studied painting and printmaking and later attended graduate school at George Washington University when she studied with William Woodward in Brittany. Earlier while living in South America, she studied drawing and anatomy with Spanish sculptor, Benjamin Saul.
Antonia just returned from a residency at the American Academy in Rome where she was provided a studio in which to work. Her first residency in Rome was in 1998. During both trips she traveled around Italy visiting Venice, Lake Como, Tuscany and Umbria to draw and paint, and to study the art and architecture. For several years she has gone to Provence to paint the fields and hill villages of the countryside.
The artist’s work has been represented in many collections including the Arts-in-Embassy program of the State Department, and in many corporate and private collections throughout the country including the NASA Art collection and also the Xerox Corporation, the Waterford Foundation, the Journey through Hallowed Ground, the National Gallery of Art and the Washington Post.
The artist’s work can be seen at the Susan Calloway Gallery in Washington, DC, the Handwright Gallery in New Canaan, Connecticut, and the artist’s Studio in Waterford, VA.
2011 Visiting Artist – Residency at the The American Academy in Rome.
1998 Visiting Artist – Residency at the The American Academy in Rome, Italy
1996-1994 Fellowship Grant – The Studio School, Washington, DC
1990 Guest Artist – NASA Shuttle Launch, Cape Canaveral, Florida
1979–1981 M.F.A. Painting studies in Brittany and Italy Studied with William Woodward
George Washington University, Washington, DC
1970 Studied with Spanish sculptor, Benjamin Saul, San Salvador, El Salvador
1966 BFA, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia
2013 “Colors” Handwright Gallery, two person show, New Canaan, CT
2012 “Images of Italy” Solo Show & Lecture, Southwestern Virginia College
2011 Handwright Gallery, New Canaan CT
2008 “Recent Work” Solo show Susan Calloway Gallery, Washington, DC
2004 “Landscapes” Gallery 222, Leesburg, VA
2002 “Recent Paintings” Longview Gallery, Sperryville, VA
2001 “Transitions” Arts Club, Washington, DC, solo show
2002 Juried by Eliza Rathbone, chief curator at The Phillips Collection, Wash., DC,
1998 “Italian Works” Nancy Booth Gallery, Washington, DC
1996 National Symphony Showcase House, Washington, DC – Solo show
1995 Solo Show, George Washington University
1990 “Arts-in-Embassy Program” U.S. Department of State, Washington, DC
1992 Solo show, Shenandoah University, Winchester, VA
1983 Solo Show - The Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, DC
1981 Washington Project for the Arts. Juried group show
1975 Solo Show – Galleria Forma, San Salvador, El Salvador
Xerox Corporation, Rochester, NY
Project HOPE, Millwood, VA
Xerox Corporation, Leesburg VA
Lansdowne Resorts, Leesburg, VA
Waterford Foundation, Waterford, VA
Loudoun County Circuit Courts, Loudoun County, VA
NASA Collection, Cape Canaveral, FL
The Wyndham Resorts
Journey though Hallowed Ground
Johns Hopkins University Hospital
2006 Organized and taught Painting Workshop in Provence, France
1994-2008 Founding teacher, oil painting, watercolor and drawing
Loudoun Academy of the Arts, Leesburg, VA
1980-1983 Adjunct professor in painting and drawing
Lord Fairfax Community College, Middletown, VA
1970 Founding teacher, Artes Plasticas Program at the
Escuela des Artes Plastica, San Salvador, El Salvador
1968-1970 Founded arts program at the two Municipal Orphanages for Boys
San Salvador, El Salvador
NEWS & EVENTS
Antonia Walker has become known for her paintings of the Virginia countryside as well as images of Italy and France.