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Walter Poole – Northport, AL
Walter Poole is a disabled war veteran who earned an MFA while recovering from injuries that left him in a wheelchair for several years. He works in a unique medium: silver nitrate deposit with translucent polymer coatings on textured surfaces. The result is an iridescent, highly reflective environment that is constantly changing with manipulated light and thus interacting with the viewer. After witnessing the brutality of war, Walter needed change. He left California to live in the solitude of rural Alabama. He also abandoned his realism-based artistic style for non-representational abstraction. Now his only desire is to celebrate life with elegance and beauty as displayed by his latest series – Celestial. He spent a short time teaching while exhibiting in national venues. His works have received awards and been featured in publications. Walter has paintings in the permanent collection of the State of Alabama that are on display in the Capitol Building.