Ros Walker

 

Artist & photographer

I live and work at the beautiful location of Kirkham Abbey, North Yorkshire.

Born in Doncaster, I was educated mainly in North Staffordshire, before attending Aberystwyth University, graduating in 1983 with a B.A.Hons. degree in Visual Art. After moving to London, I had several very different jobs including freelance illustrator and motorcycle courier whilst learning the craft of stained glass.In fact I used to carry my sheets of glass across London on the back of the motorbike before deciding that it really would be more sensible to get a car and give up the despatch riding (I never broke any though!) I then worked for a stained glass studio in south London for two years before escaping from the smoke to the Peak District to open my own studio 'Glasslights' which I ran for almost ten years, completing many private and public commissions. After the birth of my daughter I took a break from stained glass work and in 2003 moved to North Yorkshire. Here, a chance meeting with fellow artist and neighbour Heather Niven led to a renewed interest in painting and the beginning of a continuing friendship and creative collaboration.

My paintings are often large scale and based on the landscape and natural world. I aims to emphasise the natural patterns, rhythms and vibrant colour combinations which occur in the natural world, and will sometimes add a variety of different materials to create depth and texture. I am interested in trying to create atmosphere and feeling of landscape, rather than pure reproduction.

Photography is a developing interest and offers a different way of capturing the effects of light and colour in the landscape. I am particularly interested in the abstract forms of pattern and texture found in the natural world.

I am beginning to return to some glass work in conjunction with painting and photography, and hope to explore some new ideas combining the media.

I also produce a range of cards and prints featuring my paintings and photographs.

Exhibitions

Date

Exhibition Location Solo, Joint or Group Show

July 2009

Summer Exhibition Courtyard Gallery, Malton

Group

August 2008 Pittenweem Art Festival Fife Group
July 2008 Ryedale Open Milton Rooms, Malton, N. Yorks. Group