Walter was born and educated in Germany. As a civil engineer he spent three years in Switzerland and moved 1966 with his wife to Canada. Being young he wanted to show his wife the world. They settled in New Liskeard by fate almost immediately after arriving on this continent.

Very early on he got involved with the art. The new completely foreign environment inspired him to bring these images onto canvas. Oil was the media of choice in the early years and eventually changed over to water colour. Walter took advantage of all opportunities to further his art education by attending workshops and art seminars with well known artists. In the beginning his art was more realistic and slowly over the years he changed over to be impressionistic.

 Walter became a successful entrepreneur and partner in a local furniture manufacturing and worked there for 34 years until his retirement. He was a member of the Kiwanis Club for over 25 years. In the 90 he was elected as a trusty to the Catholic School Board.  He was one of the founding members of the Palette and Brush Club and with this he was introduced to the Temiskaming Art Gallery and joined the Gallery as a board of directors. He serves on the board for over 25 years, was president for about 18 years and presently is the Treasurer. Walter is still an active member of the Palette and Brush Club.

Gardening is one of his passions. Gardening is a different kind  art. It is sculpturing a landscape. It is the constant creation which he enjoys. This love for gardening and the beauty of the flora is reflected in many of his art works.

Travelling the world seeing nature, architecture, history, visiting art galleries and museums are all inspirations for his art.   

Mucha, Klimt, Hundertwasser, David Blackwood and Picasso as a print maker are his favorite artists and give him inspirations.

Fay Digulla introduced Walter to the art of print making. He finds this technique very fascinating and challenging. Presently he concentrates on this art form incorporating images of his many travels and flora into etchings or lino cuts.

After his retirement in 2008 he has now the time to devote most of his time to the arts. Since then he had six solo exhibitions, was accepted in various juried exhibitions and received several awards for his work at these events.

Going forward he will concentrate more in the field of print making using as many techniques as possible.

Walter joined recently four other area artists creating the group “Printers Five” This group will exhibit under the title “Sacred Earth” in various galleries in the upcoming years.