After 35 years, an original painting making its way back home to Harlan artist | Arts & Theatre
“I’ve enjoyed it for a few years, but I thought it would be more valuable to him,” said Brown.
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In 1981, Walker won two national stamp competitions – his drawings were selected for the Iowa Duck Stamp and the Iowa Habitat Stamp.
“That’s what I started with,” he told the Nonpareil in 2005.
From there, pictures were painted for Ducks Unlimited and Pheasants Forever.
“I even did something for an outfit called Quails Unlimited,” he said in 2005.
Walker is red and green color blind and his wife Sandy had to help him when these two colors appear in a painting.
He attended Iowa Western and Bellevue University, where he majored in business.
“I’ve always taken some art classes and some at the UN,” he said.
In a 2005 interview, Walker said that tagging a wildlife artist has its drawbacks. and while he was making a living selling his art, he was burned out and reduced his creative endeavors.
“It got too commercial. I would take a picture that someone else wanted and then it would be gone, ”he said at the time.
There is currently no specific collection date for the painting.