The name Walkwood is, of course, a shortening of the phrase a “walk in the woods.” This theme began as a remembrance of the many hours that my grandfather and I would spend hiking on his wooded property near his home in Pennsylvania. And this theme is just that basic; what one might find on such a day spent with nature. And, that you are more likely to stumble upon the Divine on any footpath through a forest or field than any structure or building consecrated by man.
Richard McWherter’s photographs have appeared in many regional and national exhibitions and have also been reproduced in national magazines for fine art photography. He earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Seton Hill University. Currently he is the Visual Arts Instructor at the high school in his hometown in Western Pennsylvania and serves as the Art Department Chair. He has also taught photography and digital imaging at the University and other local art centers. He has received many awards for his photographic art, as well as for his innovations in teaching.