Joshua Walter studied Fine Art at Anglia Ruskin University and now works from his studio full time in Cambridge. Joshua has always found inspiration from nature, animals and the environment, capturing wildlife in unique and uncommon ways.
Joshua is known for his abstract wildlife artwork capturing the disconnect between animals and their natural environment. His pieces turn the traditional views of captive wildlife and draw attention to the differences in their natural environments.
Joshua utilises colour to illustrate this disparity. Reds to suggest the Savannah heats from the natural environment of wildlife and blue representing the cold weather of new environments. His art work truly draws the audience’s attention with abstract shapes and patterns extending the idea of belonging and translocation. The abstract nature of Joshua’s artwork highlights the detachment we have with captivity and understanding that animals are being excluded from their natural environment.
Joshua takes time to travel and monitor wildlife throughout the UK and Europe. Photographing wildlife, noting behaviours and patterns allows Josh to capture the fundamental characteristics of the animals in his pieces.