"Walter's passion for art coupled with a burning desire to share his dream with others has enabled Walter to thrive and motivate others with his art. Raw natural talent, which fuels this intense passion, has enabled this artist to persevere through a myriad of serious health problems. Walter has learned how others have been inspired by his amazing and colorful artwork as it appears throughout Grand Rapids, and even other countries; as if to remind him that every effort is worth it. This had given him a newfound strength and resiliency to face life head on and to work even harder. Indeed, Walter is no longer a diamond in the rough, his unwavering resiliency has made him and his art all that it is today. Both lovers of art and life itself should take a soulful pause and give the works of Walter James Idema a serious look." -Marko Hansen, (creator of the Cycleclimber)
Walter's ArtPrize Entries
These are Walter's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.
Walter's Past Work
These are images of past work that Walter has done.