I am a multi-disciplined artist working in photography, painting, sculpture, and sculpture-relief paintings. Over the past forty years I have produced five portfolios, including several series of sculpture-relief paintings, paintings on canvas and paper, and photography series both in color and in B&W silver and platinum palladium prints on tissue paper. I founded the Abiquiu Workshops in Abiquiu, New Mexico, and I lead small tours of the area for photographers, painters and naturalists.
Two books of my photography have been published: “Ribbons Of Time: The Dalquest Research Site," covering the Big Bend area of Texas; and “The Black Place: Two Seasons,” focused on the area in New Mexico where Georgia O’Keeffe painted and produced one of her most beautiful abstract paintings called “Black Place II,” which is owned by the Metropolitan Museum.
In 1989, author Douglas J. Preston and I retraced Coronado's journey through Arizona and New Mexico on horseback, traveling a distance of 1000 miles over a 70-day period. Douglas recounted our journey in his widely acclaimed book “Cities Of Gold: A Journey Across the American Southwest,” and I documented the adventure with a combination of 8x10 and 35mm cameras.
For more information on Walter's work please go to his website: www.walterwnelson.com