Alice Walker

Born in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley, Alice received her fine arts degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1974.  

Her student work was chosen for the Virginia Craftmen's Show at the Virginia Museum in Richmond in 1974.  Her work as an emerging artist was recognized by the Surface Design Association in 1976 when it selected one of her early batik paintings to grace its first journal cover.

Since 1989 batik is the medium Alice has explored. She has shown her wearable art at galleries and juried fine arts and crafts shows throughout the United States and is an exhibiting member of the Southern Highland Craft Guild and Piedmont Craftsman.  Michael Monroe former curator of the Smithsonian’s Renwick Gallery, and juror for the Artisans Center of Virginia, called Walker’s work  “exceptional”.

Alice has four children and makes her home in an old apple orchard on a mountaintop in Floyd County, VA.