7 Mar 2021

Architect Roger Walker's new love - painting

From Standing Room Only, 2:47 pm on 7 March 2021

When he found an abandoned canvas and acrylic paints during last year's lockdown, it changed the focus of noted Wellington architect Roger Walker.  

Now he's turning his hand to painting vividly-coloured art to hang on walls, rather than designing the walls themselves.

Roger's about to put them on show.  At the age of 78, The Art of the Architect is his first ever solo art exhibition.

Unsurprisingly, there are architectural references in many of the paintings, including in a series called "12 Tiny Houses".

Roger Walker tolks with Lynn Freeman about the connection between his architectural drawing and his acrylic paintings.

The Art of the Architect opens at Wellington's Thistle Hall on March 9.