Double Artist Feature: Steven Walker & Jennifer McChristian

Steven Walker

Steven Walker was born in Myrtle Beach, SC and raised in Richmond, VA; where he later attended Virginia Commonwealth University and earned his BFA. Afterwards, he earned his MFA from Marywood University where he met his wife and fellow artist, Evelyn.

“ I didn’t come from a family of artists, I wasn’t top of my class or win a lot of awards but I’ve always had a strong work ethic and the passion to work on my craft.”

Steven Walker

Steven has been painting full-time since 2008; in that time he has participated in several local and national juried competitions. He was also featured in a statewide traveling exhibition hosted by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

Since his emergence into galleries, his landscapes have been well-recognized by collectors and reside in several private collections. Collections include: the Boy Scouts of America, Hilton Hotels, the Virginia State Department, the National Parks Service, Dominion Resources, and the US Air Force.

Steven Walker “Sully’s” 14×9, oil on panel

Steven is an extremely dedicated painter, working towards advancing his career with the support of his wife Evelyn and daughter Poppy (who also doubles as his studio assistant). We currently have four of Steven Walker’s paintings in our Annual Small Works Group Exhibition! They’re on display now!

If you’re unable to come see his work in person click here to view the exhibition catalogue (if you’re on a mobile device click here for the best viewing experience). Pricing information can be found in the catalogue or email info@principlegallery.com; high-resolution and framed images can be provided upon request.

Steven Walker “Next to Kevin’s” 11×14, oil on panel

Jennifer McChristian

Jennifer McChristian was born and raised in Montreal, Canada. She began her art education at Dawson’s College in Montreal, but in 1986 Jennifer and her family moved to California. In 1990, she earned her BFA from Otis Art Institute in LA. She also proudly served in Canadian and United States Army reserves from 1985-1994.

Jennifer worked as a full-time animation artist and worked on projects for various animation studios including Disney and Nickelodeon. She has studied under the instruction of renowned artists Robert Blue, Karl Dempwolf, and Steve Hudson. Her inspiration stems from the work of John Singer Sargent, Anders Zorn, Nicolai Fechin, and Cecilia Beaux.

Jennifer McChristian “Barcelona Blues” (SOLD)

Since 2000, Jennifer has been painting full-time and actively participating in art events and community building programs. In addition, she teaches Plein Air painting workshops in various locations throughout the US and abroad. She has even found the time to pursue other art interests such as classical ballet. Jennifer believes learning is a never-ending process and continues to develop and refine her artistic talent through workshops, research, travel and frequent visits to museums and galleries.

“Painting is somewhat of a spiritual experience for me. Although challenging at times, the end result evokes within me a sense of elation, nostalgia and harmony.”

Jennifer McChristian
Jennifer McChristian “I’ll Take the Blue One” 10×10, oil on panel

Jennifer currently resides in Glendale, CA with her husband Ben Fried and a magically inclined Calico cat named Sesame. We currently have three of Jennifer McChristian’s paintings in our Annual Small Works Group Exhibition! They’re on display now!

If you’re unable to come see her work in person click here to view the exhibition catalogue (if you’re on a mobile device click here for the best viewing experience). Pricing information can be found in the catalogue or email info@principlegallery.com; high-resolution and framed images can be provided upon request.

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