Walter Kershaw is a pioneer of large scale, external, mural paintings in England and Brazil. He is perhaps best-known for the famous Trafford Park Murals at White City, Manchester, during the 1980s and 1990s.
He also works in oils and watercolours, and has work in public collections worldwide; including the Victoria and Albert museum in London, the Arts Council, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and the National Collection of Brazilian Art, FAAP in São Paulo.
Dulwich Outdoor Gallery mural
In May 2014, Walter completed a new mural painted on the gable end of a house in the Dulwich/Peckham area for Street Art/Fine Art as part of the Dulwich Outdoor Gallery, inspired by works in the Picture Gallery's permanent collection. More information Walter was assisted by Peter Seth and Richard Dent. Street Art/Fine Art is the title of a recent book by Ingrid Beasly from the Dulwich Picture Gallery.
JD Williams Mailorder mural
Walter is currently working on a mural for the JD Williams mail order company at their Lilac Mill distribution centre in Shaw near Oldham. He was commissioned to paint the mural in the entrance to the Mill as part of its centenary - it is also 60 years since the Queen visited the mill and 450 years since the birth of Shakespeare, so the mural uses a quote from As You Like It - "All the world's a stage and all the men and women, merely players: They have their exits and their entrances".