KENTUCKY ARTS COUNCIL NEWS RELEASE
|Jan. 7, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
|Media Contact: Tom Musgrave
502-564-3757, ext. 489
FRANKFORT, Ky. Nicholasville photographer Walter Roycraft has been selected as
the Kentucky Arts Council's featured artist for January and February.
Roycraft is a juried artist in the Kentucky Crafted program. He started his photography business after moving from New York to Kentucky in 1981. While in New York, Roycraft studied at the New York Institute of Photography.
“For as long as I can remember, I have always loved photography,” Roycraft said. “Photographing lizards and chipmunks at my parents summer home in South Jersey, getting my first speeding ticket racing to the Barnegat Lighthouse to catch the light of the rising sun or in the beautiful Catskill mountains in New York State, this was my childhood that imprinted my soul.”
Most of Roycraft’s modern work is a mix of architectural photography and fine art landscapes.
“I am very much in love with the Kentucky landscape,” he said. “There is no question that our rock strewn creeks, waterfalls and gorges are unparalleled but I also find much beauty and tremendous value in scenes we fly by on our way somewhere.”
To learn more about Roycraft, visit the arts council's website. The featured artist's page includes:
The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, fosters environments for Kentuckians to value, participate in and benefit from the arts. Kentucky Arts Council funding is provided by the Kentucky General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts. The arts council is celebrating 50 years of service in 2016.
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