Arthur Westley Waligora
I’m originally from Massachusetts, my father and uncle were painters. Until five years of age, I thought the smell of paint and paintbrush cleaners was normal. I later started drawing and making command centers for my GI Joes. Fast forward a few classes at the local art museum and opting to go to the Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale I found myself designing for toy companies and corporations. I have always been drawn to Native American Culture and the majesty, freedom, and reverence for nature that they have. I went to my first Pow Wow and took some photos of the event which gave me my reference material for a few paintings, and graphite drawings. I have never really taken myself, or my talent seriously to the public. I write poetry in my spare time and am currently collecting some reference materials for a new collection of paintings. This will be my first real application of myself with my abilities. I thank you for taking the time to read.