John R Walker - Earlier Works
To describe him as a visceral painter is to suggest that Walker is involved in the landscape in a physical way. His paintings involve us, the viewers, in a very physical way. His paintings are about seeing - they embody an ever-present sense of curiosity and responsiveness. Yet they are also about feeling, what it is like to be there. Like all truly authentic landscape art we feel that the artist has experienced things, and he points them out, yet it is nature itself that speaks to us, both of its presence and its strangeness.
Extract from essay by Andrew Sayers
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