Fort Pierce Library’s July ArtSpace Features Highwayman Charles Walker
The Fort Pierce Branch Library’s ArtSpace features Highwayman artist Charles Walker whose artwork will be on display in the library through July 25.
Born and raised in Fort Pierce, Walker’s father took him hunting in the backwoods of Florida, and his mother loved to fish. From these experiences with his parents, Walker developed a life-long love of wildlife. He began drawing as a child and won his first art contest in the 9th grade. He attended Lincoln Park Academy where he met Gertrude, his future wife and the sister of Highwayman Livingston Roberts.
Walker differs from other Highwaymen in subject and style. He loves to paint birds, fish and other animals in a detailed manner and was known as a major wildlife artist a full decade before the Highwaymen were recognized by the art world.
The Fort Pierce Branch Library is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. – 8 p.m., Wednesdays from 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Fridays from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Residents interested in displaying their artwork as part of the Fort Pierce Library’s non-commercial ArtSpace area should contact Librarian Shelia Small at 772-462-2199 or firstname.lastname@example.org. This is not a commercial venue. Artwork is displayed for enjoyment purposes only.