Walt Bartman founded the Griffin Art Center in Frederick, as well as Studio 322. He teaches at studios around the world yet says Frederick is unique and a great place for artists to be inspired. The Frederick community has also presented support for the arts, with a growing number of studios and galleries. His home in Jefferson is filled with paintings of cows, landscapes, people and more. He holds a master of fine arts degree from American University and had a Fulbright Grant to study overseas.
How did you become interested in art?
Growing up in Pittsburgh, I always liked to draw. I was fortunate to be taught by Joe Fitzgerald. Leonardo da Vinci said children should be taught to draw, it will help them to “see.”
What has your career been like?