Attitude by Nancy Walters. All Rights Reserved. As a wildlife oil painter I am enamored with both my animal subjects, and the process of painting itself. I paint realistically, in textured oils. The stages of portraying light and form, space and dimension, and in creating luminous effects in my paintings are challenging and fascinating. I travel the world in search of my animal subjects, and it is my direct observations of animals in nature that gives me a deep connection to them. This brings an element of life to my art that I believe can only be achieved by actually knowing the animal.
In my paintings I strive to capture a habit, a moment, and a look of each of my subjects that conveys its personal and essential nature. I hope each painting moves the viewer to feeling a connection with that animal and inspires a moment of reflection on its value and importance to this world. Through my art I am one voice speaking up on behalf of the animals around us. Remember them. Value them. Protect them.