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Walt Stevenson

Walt Stevenson

San Francisco, CA

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About the artist
Walt Stevenson
Walt works with dyes on silk, water color, pen and ink, and tempera. He applies the bright colors that echo the freshness of nature. He and his wife spend their summers in South Lake Tahoe taking in the beautiful scenery, fascinating local artifacts, and breathtaking views of Lake Tahoe and its mountain terrain. These views give him inspiration to paint.

Studying under David Foster for over 10 years, Walt began his water coloring, embracing the vibrancy and rhythms of nature when Foster took his students out en plein air. Walt was delighted to join Foster on his Parisian art tour and workshop in 1995. Walt also studies under Addie Chernus, a brilliant Tahoe silk painting artist. In his scarves, he applies Shibori and batik dying techniques. Walt is known for his spontaneous expressionistic style with its happy, colorful forms and emotions.
Walt’s works have been exhibited at the Poe Rava Gem Company and the Black Pearl Gallery, the Tahoe Art League’s Artist Studio Tour, the TAL Showcase Gallery and the TAL Art Center in South Lake Tahoe, and in the El Dorado Arts Council’s Art Space gallery in Placerville, California, and at previous Tahoe Art League’s Artists Studio Tours. He is part of the Tahoe Art League’s Art Around Town, showing at the Meyers Downtown Café in Meyers, California near South Lake Tahoe.
About Walt’s jewelry: often using imaginative heirloom costume jewelry pieces, he assembles designs with color combination, shape differentiation, and texture variance. He likes to incorporate natural materials, such as stone, shell, sea glass, silk fabric, wire and flora into the finished pieces.
A note about Shibori technique: Shibori is an ancient (8th century) Japanese art form of transforming fabrics into wearable art; the fabric is manipulated by folding, crumpling, stitching, plucking and twisting the cloth, then binding and knotting and securing it.
A note about batik technique: Batik has its origins in Indonesia. A sequence of wax and dye is applied to fabric, and then the dried wax is cracked to let dye penetrate unprotected areas, creating exciting original designs and vibrant color combinations.

 

Hope Valley Colors by Walt Stevenson

 

Proteus by Walt Stevenson

 

Elephant Back by Walt Stevenson

 

Proud Birch by Walt Stevenson

 

White and Green Forest by Walt Stevenson

 

Ginger by Walt Stevenson

 

Free Form Glass Dome by Walt Stevenson

 

Red Forest by Walt Stevenson

 

At Kahle Meadows by Walt Stevenson

 

Truckee River by Walt Stevenson

 

General Creek by Walt Stevenson

 

Bubbles by Walt Stevenson

 

Tahoe Yacht by Walt Stevenson

 

Rotuna at the Emporim by Walt Stevenson

 

Column Majesty by Walt Stevenson

 

Dome Reflections by Walt Stevenson

 

Bluebirds by Walt Stevenson

 

Alice's Iris by Walt Stevenson

 

Boeger Winery by Walt Stevenson

 

Christmas Presents by Walt Stevenson

 

West Carson by Walt Stevenson

 

Crocker Galleria by Walt Stevenson

 

The Spheres at Crocker Roof Garden by Walt Stevenson

 

Pulau Ubin by Walt Stevenson

 

Kelly's Fence by Walt Stevenson

 

Toucan by Walt Stevenson

 

Dancer 1 by Walt Stevenson

 

Dancer 2 by Walt Stevenson

 

Dancer 3 by Walt Stevenson

 

Bubblegum Ranch 1 by Walt Stevenson

 

Bubblegum Ranch 3 by Walt Stevenson

 

Peaceful Lattice by Walt Stevenson

 

San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers by Walt Stevenson

 

Rialto Bridge Venice by Walt Stevenson

 

The Lion's Eye by Walt Stevenson

 

New Year Dragon by Walt Stevenson

 

Prance by Walt Stevenson

 

Leaning by Walt Stevenson

 

Holiday Engine by Walt Stevenson

 

Tahoe Bear by Walt Stevenson

 

John's Walk in the Woods by Walt Stevenson

 

Rainbow Tree by Walt Stevenson

 

Red's Java House by Walt Stevenson

 

Holiday Ornament by Walt Stevenson

 

Windy Iris by Walt Stevenson

 

Pueblo Women by Walt Stevenson

 

Clown Fish and Friencds by Walt Stevenson

 

Blue Sky Fence by Walt Stevenson