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Kicking What Needs to be Kicked

Kicking What Needs to be Kicked by Ronald Walker

Artist’s Statement

Kicking What Needs to be Kicked is gouache on board. I started out as an oil painter but eventually lost my sense of smell to the chemicals being used. I figured that was not a good sign and started to flop about for a few years in search of a new medium. I finally found gouache and loved it! I have been painting in gouache for the last 25 years. Many of my ideas develop from a single item I might see on a walk, in this case it was an old cowboy boot in the road. By the time I finished the walk the idea was fairly much ready. My primary influences come from primitive ancient art and the suburbs in which I live. I have spent quite a lot of time researching the origins and functions of art and this plays a role in my work as well.

About the Artist

Ronald Walker is an artist in the Sacramento area. Ronald works in what he calls the Suburban Primitive style, which combines his interest in the origins and functions of art along with life in the suburbs. His work has been shown in 45 solo exhibits to date. He holds both a MFA and a MA in painting and drawing.