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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.

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Walter's illustration for an eBook

Walter has recently contributed to the production of an eBook, written by GP John McCarthy, which aims to help people struggling with French verb endings and structure. John has developed a visual pattern and a brand new system, which he named 'Triangle de John'. With the help of Walter and French language specialist, Cyrille Rollet, he has created an eBook based on his analysis. The book was presented to the Alliance Francaise in September 2013 and published by iTunes December 2013.

View a large version of the illustration.


Stuart Dawson

Walter and Stuart outside Walter's studio, Littleborough

Walter had sad news earlier this year, when his close friend, Stuart Dawson died in August 2013. They had known each other and worked together for some 40 years. Stuart had been part of a dynamic duo with Walter in his journeys on a motor bike around Lancashire in the 1970s and 1980s, painting huge murals on the sides of derelict buildings and terraces. Stuart will be sadly missed.