James Walker

Western Junction: A Winter Approach, 2016

acrylic on canvas

105 x 160 cm

From the artist

When I was seven years old my father started flying radio-controlled aircraft. Every weekend, if the wind was just right, I would go with him. The ‘Flying Field’ was full of the vibration of engines, the smell of the fuel, and the sounds as the aircraft flew by like angry bees. Driving towards Launceston airport on our way home, Dad sometimes timed it perfectly to coincide with the aircraft approaching from the south. We would stop to watch, or more to the point, feel the airliners pass overhead.

Artist background

Born 1970. Lives and works in Launceston. Exhibiting since 1995 including solo show at Sawtooth ARI, Launceston 2016. Winner of Wrest Point Art Award, Hobart 2014; Latrobe Council Art Award 2011; and  University Prize for Works on Paper 2008. Finalist in Heysen Prize for Landsacpe Handorf, SA 2016. 

Represented by Handmark Gallery Hobart/Evandale.