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J Walters

I curate visual arts under The Art Junkie banner and I write from time to time on Colder by The Lake. I am an accredited facilitator for Amherst Writers & Artists, which runs not-for-profit writing workshops.

Burdeny – Cities on a Hill

Jennifer Kostuik Gallery is exhibiting two new series by internationally known Vancouver photographer David Burdeny. (Above: Matera 07, Basilicata, Italy 2021) “Widely known for his ability to capture the essence of a place and its people in a single image, these new photographs introduce both a visual feast […]

Erin Armstrong – Still Rising

Accomplished figurative painter Erin Armstrong is on gallery talent watch lists everywhere. She opens a solo show at Duran Mashaal gallery in Montreal next month, (Above: Winds Symphony, 2023, Acrylic on canvas, 40 x 40″) Armstrong’s rep is solid, no wonder with the popularity of her work. She […]

Van Hove – Languid Femininity

French painter Francine Van Hove is well known for the transparent skin tones of her women subjects, which she paints exclusively, and always from life. The expression of beauty, sensuality, femininity and freedom is the philosophy behind her work. Van Hove, represented by Galerie De Bellefeuille in Montreal, […]

Edward Gorey – Letters

Flash back to the late 1960s, when Edward Gorey (mid-century illustrator of the macabre) and author Peter F. Neumeyer had a 13-month exchange of letters. The letters were sent as they collaborated on two children’s books written by Neumeyer and illustrated by Gorey. Gorey, who influenced a generation […]

Leaving & Waving – Photography

It’s remarkable, the ordinary things that photographers winnow out of daily life to make art. For 27 years, starting in 1991 when she was in her 30s, Deanna Dikeman visited her parents in Sioux City, Iowa. Each time she drove away, she photographed them waving goodbye from the […]