Robert Walton is a man whose paintings reflect his experiences and his love for the outdoors. Born in Tacoma, Washington, Bobís initial fascination with the mountains emerged when, at age 14, he joined the Tacoma Mountaineers. Bob was one of the climbing party who made the first ascent of the West wall of Mt. Rainier in 1958. While attending the University of Puget Sound, he majored in geology, further enhancing his knowledge and understanding of the mountains he loves so dearly.
Primarily a self-taught artist, Robert has garnered many of his techniques from several top northwest artists who also happen to be close friends. Crediting his wife for her encouragement during his developmental years, he now paints his way to the top of his mountains. A delicate balance of pallet knife and brush helps him achieve his inspiring interpretations of nature.
Currently Robert has forty-six images in print. Six of the paintings have been published by Moriah Publishing Inc. Four of the six prints are now unavailable. The inclusion of a large original remarque makes each print unique even though they are of a signed and numbered limited edition. (Remarque is a French word that means to expand on the subject. These remarques do just that.)
Robert has been a Leaniní Tree artist since 1993, he has been in the permanent collection of the Favel Museum since 1988 and has been a participating demonstrating artist at numerous Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation banquets. He also is a participant at the prestigious Phippen Museum Show each year at Prescott, Arizona, and was the 1999 Poster Artist for the Ellensburg National Western Art Show.