Hubert Walters

 

        Hubert Walters was born in Jamaica in 1931, and was a commercial fisherman and boat builder for two decades. He immigrated to New York in 1970, and he and his wife later moved to North Carolina. He and his wife were also textile workers. Now he is in business for himself, operating a small concession. Walters sculpts people, animals, or boats which he sometimes embellishes with found objects. His scrap material boats are constructed of wood, string, plastic and Bondo. He usually paints them white, black, and red. He uses sheet metal, wood, and auto body filler, painted with waterproof paint, to make other objects such as heads, clocks, horses and cows. He has now added yellow, brown and blue to his palette. In addition to his sculpture, he paints pictures of boats, bridges, buildings, landscapes, and often solitary people. His work was included in the exhibition "Signs and Wonders." In 1977 there was a one-person exhibition of his work at the Diggs Gallery in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

        Mr. Walters was included in the important exhibit originating at the New Orleans Museum of Art "Pictured in my Mind."