WALKER DEB PHOTOI have always regarded drawing as the seminal process from which all art forms grow. Drawing as mark making is an intrinsic part of being human; everybody does it but developing a language of drawing and painting that can express feelings and emotional responses has always been my aim.

My paintings are concerned with landscape, both in broad expanse and in close up detail and express both the dramatic and subtle ways in which light transforms a subject.

A recurring theme in my work is the depiction of water, as it provides a consistent challenge. My approach to watercolour embraces both representational and abstract elements, and I try to push the character of the paint to extremes.



2019 The ArtsBox Solo Prize, RI Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London

2017 RK Burt Paper Prize, RSMA, Mall Galleries, London

2015 The Turner Medal
The Escoda Barcelona Award
The Anthony J. Lester Art Critic Award
RI Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London

2013 The Charles Pears Award
RSMA, Mall Galleries, London

2008 Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Prize
Winsor & Newton Award
RWS, Bankside Gallery, London

2005 Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Prize
RWS, Bankside Gallery, London