Walter Bartman is Founder and Director of the Yellow Barn Studio and Gallery, and has created each of our other studios

Walt teaches landscape, still life and figure painting classes and workshops, here and abroad. His career spans four decades. He received a Master of Fine Arts in Painting and Art History from American University and he was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study in Belgium and Holland. His philosophy of painting centers on personal interpretation and the unique approach to the ordinary. For him, a great painting includes all the arts. He works with all levels of students and challenges them to ‘see’ more. Walt’s own work is representational in subject, but with an abstract approach to seeing and expressing his thoughts on canvas. He is a colorist and he shares his knowledge with his students.

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Walt believes it is the invisible that needs to be found, the clue is in the visible.

Want to know more about Walt Bartman? Click Here to see Gavin Glakas’s interview of Walt, on YouTube, as he discusses his work and the founding of the Yellow Barn Studio.