Fort Pierce Library ArtSpace features Highwayman Charles Walker

The Fort Pierce Branch Library’s July ArtSpace features local artist and Highwaymen member Charles Walker with his artwork on display in the library June 28 through Aug. 2.

Born and raised in Fort Pierce, Walker’s father took him hunting in the backwoods of Florida, and his mother loved to fish. From these experiences with his parents, Walker developed a lifelong love of wildlife. He began drawing as a child and won his first art contest in the 9th grade. Walker attended Lincoln Park Academy where he met Gertrude, his future wife and the sister of Highwayman Livingston Roberts.

Walker differs from other Highwaymen in subject and style. He loves to paint birds, fish and other animals in a detailed manner and was known as a major wildlife artist a full decade before the Highwaymen were recognized by the art world.

The Fort Pierce Branch Library is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. – 8 p.m., Wednesdays from 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., and Fridays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Residents interested in displaying their artwork as part of the Fort Pierce Library’s non-commercial ArtSpace area should contact Librarian Shelia Small at 772-462-2199 or This is not a commercial venue. Artwork is displayed for enjoyment purposes only.

The Fort Pierce Branch of the St. Lucie County Library System is located at 101 Melody Lane. For more information about programs visit:

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