George Mead Walker was born in Brigham City Utah in an army hospital complex where his father, Dr. John Mercer Walker, was a military doctor during WWII. He grew up in various areas of the country, but much of his childhood was spent in Greenwich, CT. His mother, Louise, is the daughter of George H. Mead, who established the Mead Paper Company, His father was the son of George H. Walker, who founded golf's Walker Cup and is the grandfather of the 41st President, George H.W. Bush.
Walker is the artist of choice by numerous critics around Annapolis where he lives. He is hard working and committed to his art. His dedication and passion has generated respect for his paintings and sculptures in different art circles, and he was accepted to the honor society at Anne Arundel Community College where he pursues his art education. His rapid development of art skills gives him great promise. His art has been competitively selected for various art exhibits including the Maryland Federation of Art in Annapolis.
Walkerâ€™s interest in art evolved in his search for a way to express his appreciation for life and the environment. His first exposure to painting occurred while watching his father paint in the back yard of his home in Greenwich, CT. Walkerâ€™s mother appreciates fine arts and enthusiastically encouraged him to enhance his skills. After retiring from the Environmental Protection Agency in 2005, he has dedicated his time to his art. He spends his summers mostly in Maine where he likes to paint the sea coast. On painting expeditions to New England and to horse country in Kentucky and Tennessee, Walker gets a great pleasure from painting with his artist friends.
Walker enjoys a variety of mediums, and has primarily concentrated on producing landscapes and portraits in oil and water colors. Recently he has been expanding his art skills through sculpting and ceramics.
George Walker joined Pixels on January 30th, 2007.