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Biography

 

 

Artist Polly Walker grew up in South America, returning to the United States as a teenager, where she attended Boston University School of Fine Arts and later the Art Students League in New York to study metal sculpture.

 

After exploring numerous different materials and mediums, including watercolor, egg tempera, ceramics, welded metal sculpture, papier mache, and etching, she primarily focused on painting on shaped or cutout wood panels with oil and acrylic paints, managing to incorporate the three dimensionality of sculpture with the infinite color possibilities of painting.

 

Upon moving to the Southwest, she became intrigued with the color and textural range of fibers, and began to make felt. She is presently living in Durango, Colorado, with husband film maker Sean Wilder Owen.

 

Polly Walker’s current ¬†focus is working with felted wool, or silk and wool combinations to create large format wall pieces that are rich in both color and texture.