Charles Monteith Walker D.A.
Charles Monteith Walker
Charles Monteith Walker was born in 1957 in Falkirk and attended Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design in Dundee from 1978-1982 where his influences at this time included Alberto Morrocco and David McClure. After graduation he concentrated mainly on landscape drawings in soft pastels. In the mid 1990's his style began to evolve after several visits to Italy, Spain and Portugal. The warmth of light and colour, the piazzas, churches and towns provided him with a new, rich source of inspiration and led to the development of his own distinctive, unique style.

His work has become increasingly more bold in colour and composition, mixing imagery, symbols and shapes from a variety of different sources both geographically and historically. Charles is versatile in subject matter moving easily from representational landscape and still life to imaginative, vibrantly coloured stylised compositions all crafted in thick layers of oil paint giving his works a strong, sculptural quality.

Since 2000 Charles has worked on a series of larger scale pieces that are highly distinctive both in style and subject matter including a series inspired by Scottish and Mediterranean landscapes. His work is held in private and corporate collections both in the United Kingdom and overseas and he is now regarded as one of our most original contemporary Scottish artists at the forefront of the New Colourist trend in Scottish Art. He has also exhibited widely and regularly in Scotland and the UK including:

Eduardo Alessandro Studio, Dundee
Fraser Gallery, St. Andrews
Thompson Gallery, London
Manor House Gallery, Oxfordshire
Heinzel Gallery, Aberdeen
Just Art, Fochabers
Strathearn Gallery, Crieff
Atholl Gallery, Dunkeld
Battersea Art Fair
Edinburgh Art Fair
Glasgow Art Fair