Monday, March 19, 2012

She's Making HerStory: Akua Walker

"The Pianist"

Born and raised in Washington, DC, Akua Walker has continuously been exposed to the world of arts which early on developed and shaped her painting skills all. The native Washingtonian’s inspiration comes from life’s everyday experiences and challenges. The people that she encounters daily are her motivation to create art. She uses whatever emotion that is generated from balancing work, life, family, and relationships and in turn, pours that energy onto the canvas. 

Many times you can find this Artist simply sitting down listening to music while meditating and with the stroke of a brush, she will start creating. She believes those images come from God or some higher power. Although Walker has never had formal training, her creations have evolved and she continues to hone her craft. For this Artist, to live is to create.

Akua’s work has been showcased at “Taste of Kings” Art and Poetry Showcase, the “Jazz Brunch” and Art Exhibition at Howard University, the 2009 Artomatic showcase, and three of her own successful art showcases with the most recent being December 3rd, 2011 at Jin Lounge DC. She was a featured artist on the blog for the month of December 2011 as well as a featured guest on the “Jazz Collector’s” show on WPFW 89.3 FM on November 29, 2011.  Whether it is counseling, dancing, music or art, she puts her heart into all that she touches.

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