Walter Matia was educated at Williams College in Massachusetts, and earned degrees in Biology and Art Design. He worked in the exhibits department of the Cleveland Museum of Natural History and served as the Vice President of The Nature Conservancy for Land Management.
Walter is a Fellow of the National Sculpture Society, a Master Signature Member of the Society of Animal Artists, Master Wildlife Artist at Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum and a Gilcrease Museum Rendezvous Artist.
He resides in Dickerson, Maryland with his wife, two children and two dogs.
Click on the images below to view Walter Matia's artwork available for sale at this year's show.
“A Sweet Talkin Guy”; perhaps resulted from painter envy and a journey through composition in squares, or a desire to let the drawing carry to message. Perhaps from a conversation with the St. Gaudens bas reliefs at the National Gallery and a book on the Manzu Vatican doors. Maybe one half dozen artistic motivations, or hearing an old song and thinking about a sculpture to fit it.