The Artists

Walter Matia

Walter Matia has worked in the exhibits department of the Cleveland Museum of Natural History and served as the Vice President of The Nature Conservancy for Land Management.  He is a regular participant in the Society of Animal Artists Annual Exhibitions; Birds in Art Exhibition in Wausau, Wisconsin; Prix de West Invitational in Oklahoma City; Coors Western Art Show in Denver and Masters of the American West in Los Angeles. He has received the “Red” Smith Award at the National Museum of Wildlife Art, the National Sculpture Society’s Gold and Bronze Medal Awards and the Prix de West James Earle Fraser Award.

Walter is a Fellow of the National Sculpture Society, a Master Signature Member of the Society of Animal Artists and Master Wildlife Artist of Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum Birds in Art.

He resides in Dickerson, Maryland with his wife, two children and two sort of trained Labradors.

Gallery Representation:
Collectors Covey, Dallas, TX
Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Meredith Long Company, Houston, TX
Russell Fink Gallery, Lorton, VA
Simpson Gallagher Gallery, Cody, WY
The Audubon Gallery, Charleston, SC
The Sportsman’s Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Valley Bronze Gallery, Joseph, OR


2014 Work

Roadrunner Pair

West of the Pecos

2013 Work


Golden Rule

Sorcerers Apprentice & The Old Guards

The Rebel Angels

2012 Work

Coveyed Quail

Seeing Things Whole

The Old Guards

2011 Work

High Plains Drifters


Peace Be With You

Portrait Pair Bookends