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Alvera Walker - "A quiet Retreat"
A quiet Retreat
A quiet Retreat
Oil on Canvas
W: 735mm x H: 440mm
This work is framed (but can be supplied either framed or unframed)
About "A quiet Retreat"
Alvera loved the countryside. She lived for most of her life in country towns or in the country. She loved nature. When her children were younger, she and her husband would often take the family into the country for the day. Sitting under a tree in the heat of the Rhodesian bushveld she would view a scene like this one and say "One day I am going to paint that." She only began painting all these memories after she started painting lessons at the age of 62!
Alvera Walker passed away in Feb 2008 at the age of 82. She started painting at 62 when she joined a local art club in Port Alfred. Within a year she was selling potboilers at the local coffee shops. Alvera loved painting the wildlife big five, animals which she grew up with in the Rhodesian bushveld. She spent the last ten years of her life near the sea in Port Alfred, a lovely quiet seaside town in the Eastern Cape. Many of Alvera's magnificent seascapes and dolphins were inspired by the beauty of this place. She leaves a legacy of only 150 paintings that include birds, dolphins, wildlife and flowers. She also painted some whimsical paintings that she called her "What if? "paintings, which were strongly influenced by Salvador Dali. Many of her paintings have been sold to art lovers around the world and now grace some of the most beautiful homes in the world.
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