Liz Walker

Painting Instructor

Liz Walker has a BA in Art from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, and has been active in the local art scene since moving to Portland from Boston in 1999.

She first discovered watercolor in 1991 and has been making art in that medium ever since. In addition to watercolor, Liz creates works in mixed media and fluid acrylics on paper.

No matter what the medium, Liz’s favorite subject matter is fanciful people in everyday settings. Color is an essential part of her work, but she also enjoys telling a “story” within each painting. The viewer is free to draw his or her own conclusions, however, because multiple interpretations make a painting more interesting.

Images of seven paintings in her Women’s Work series were published in the Winter 2003/2004 edition of CALYX, A Journal of Art and Literature by Women.

In 2011, Liz’s painting Speckled Pears (acrylic/marbling on canvas) was accepted in the International Society of Experimental Artists’ 20th Annual Juried Exhibition. Juror Mary Ann Beckwith gave the painting a “Best Use of Acrylic Paint” award. The exhibition was displayed at GDP Studios in Shelton, Washington, in June 2011.

A member of the Watercolor Society of Oregon, Oregon Society of Artists, and Northwest Watercolor Society, Liz’s award winning paintings have been displayed at a number of shows in Oregon, Idaho, Washington, and California.

Some of Liz’s work: