Walter Lynn Mosley

Walter Lynn Mosley currently teaches Watercolor (and Drawing Basics) at Lincoln Square Community Center and is a full time artist living and working in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY. Walter began his professional career in California entering and winning awards with the Society of Western Artists and studying privately with Bob Gerbracht. He then went on and earned a BA in Art from San Jose State University, studying with Maynard Stewart and was awarded membership to the Golden Key Honour Society. Upon graduation Walter moved to New York and began studying at the Art Students League primarily with Frank Mason for 10 years. “I feel supreme joy in the visual world around me. Classical beauty and the sublime I love but so too the often overlooked, more mundane, even commonplace, I find, can be fascinating. What attracts me to a subject matter for painting material is difficult to describe except to say that something clicks within me and I know in an instant that I’ve found something worthy of my sustained attention. Painting for me is really “getting into the zone”; it’s a meditative state – a spiritual, religious experience. My ultimate goal in creating a painting, in creating a work of art, besides creating something beautiful, is to portray a mood and have the viewer share an emotional experience. Leonardo said it best: “Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.”

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