About me / Artist statement

As an artist and colorist I use color as a platform through which to communicate. These paintings stem from ideas that will enable me, not to instill, but rather to elicit some emotional/mental response from the viewer; to have the viewer interpret each piece without my predetermining what they should see and feel. My use of color and abstract/conceptual imagery are ways of doing this and I always mix my colors based on emotional tone. My work tends to be abstract/ representational and conceptual. Through my craft, I strive for artistic quality and to always improve my creative abilities. One writer said of my work “as with Warhol and Basquiat, TJ Walton is a serious artist that people like. It’s a uniquely American trick—to be both popular and good.” The central tension for me as an artist comes from my wanting to remain “popular and good” while pushing the boundaries for myself.

Artist representative

(i.e. gallerist, dealer, agent)

Artist professionaly represented?
yes
Name(s)
My own gallery: TJ Walton Gallery
Website

Contact details

Telephone number
508.737.6697
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Competitions

Participant of competition:

Artistic background

Artist name:
TJ Walton
Real name:
Ms Tammy Jo Walton
Artist since:
1973
NMA member since:
2013
Time spent as artist:
Fulltime
Total artworks made:
50+
Total artworks sold:
10+
 
Artist education in art:
none
Number of solo exhibitions:
more than 5
Number of group exhibitions:
more than 5
Most important exhibition:
My solo exhibitions
Most important publicity:
I've been featured in numerous magazine and newspaper articles
Art awards won:
Provincetown Art Association and Museum National Competition Winner 1999
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