I have proclaimed that this is the year of writing for Allison.
Although when I paint, my mind flows and I write…
and when I write…I get inspired to paint….
so only time will tell.
But I wanted to share some information on a colorful artist who lives in Montgomery. His name is Clark Walker and two of his paintings take center stage in our home in Birmingham.
And in doing so, I also introduce a writer from Montgomery who has captured his quirks on paper. He is a true artist in the “artsy” sense of the word…an icon in Alabama…an character….and finally he has gotten his fair shake.
This is taken from
The Capitol Book Newsletter (located in Old Cloverdale in Montgomery where I once lived for eight years)
Friday, January 16, 2009
I Just Make People Up
If you live in Montgomery, chances are that you have a Clark Walker painting in your house (we do), and we can’t think of a better companion for those paintings than Foster Dickson’s brand new book about Clark, I Just Make People Up: Ramblings With Clark Walker.
It’s a series of interviews that Foster did with Clark over several years, and it’s chock full of beautiful full color reproductions of many of Clark’s paintings. It’s a smallish coffee table book, hardcover, 128 pages , $45. Beautiful, and a no-brainer must-have for all of Clark’s admirers.
You can read more about the author by clicking here
Foster Dickson Bio
May this inspire all who love the written word as well as the “pretty pictures” and you won’t have to dig long to find a great story…Clark Walker’s life is full of them.