A eulogy for Steve Walker, Artist and illustrator (1961 – 2012)
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Producing art about his life and the lives of those around him is as natural to Walker as his first childhood drawings. As a gay man, Walker is acutely aware that he is living during a period of history that is both the best of times and the worst of times. There is more freedom and acceptance for gay men and women, while at the same time AIDS has devastated the gay population. But Walker's paintings are not about gay people or homosexuality. He describes his art as being about love, hate, pain, joy, touch, communication, beauty, loneliness, attraction, hope, despair, life and death. His art includes universal themes regardless of race, gender, socio-economic class, culture or sexual orientation.
Remembering Steve Walker
Although I did not know Steve Walker personally, or even professionally, I think I would have liked him. He was born in Ottawa, Ontario, and although his artistic talent was recognized as early as the first grade, his primary ambition was to be an actor, i. Four years later I graduated from university, moved into my own apartment, and embarked on a career as an actor and, of course, waiter. It was about then that he discovered his sexual orientation, which seems to have been an evolutionary process as apposed to a revelation—a not uncommon occurrence.
Hello everybody! Hot off the press Picture by Steve Walker Yes, yes I was and still am a big Steve fan!