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About Walter Elliott 
If you're fairly business savvy and love art, you might find money-making opportunities in selling fine art, Art enthusiasts profit from their hobbies by starting small businesses. More dedicated collectors train to work in museums and art galleries as buyers and sellers.  
Passion for art is a key element in becoming a successful art dealer. However, it takes more than interest and admiration to develop a business sense of the industry and an eye for valuable pieces. It's more than just what looks good to you or what you think people will like. We've carried out our own market research and we're confident that Walter Elliott Art will be a good investment for future art markets, and this is why. 
Walter A. Elliott was originally a qualified development/design engineer on rocket motors and aircraft gas turbine engines. He was elected Fellow of the British Interplanetary Society as a result of his contributions to rocket engineering and astronautics. 
His interest in visual art stemmed from an early age. Although committed to his work in the aeronautical field, Walter Elliott still found time to enter the occasional painting competition or exhibition. Early in his career he won a first prize in an art competition organised by the aircraft industry. He gained a second prize in the following year. 
He attended Art College in his spare time and studied stained glass window design at the Hammersmith Polytechnic, London. Gradually his interest grew until finally he decided to give up engineering in order to devote more time to art and painting. Later, his work was accepted by the Royal Institute Galleries, Piccadilly , London, and he was elected member of the Royal Institute Pastel society. 
Walter's Award Certificates 
So that he could concentrate more on his painting and pastel drawing he subsequently moved to Devon. He has exhibited around the country and at the Mall Galleries, London, where he was an honorary member of the Federation of British Artists. He was also a Director of Pilton Archway Galleries, Barnstaple an elected member of the Torbay Guild of Artists, a member of the International Association of art and President of the Ilfracombe Arts Society, Ilfracombe, N. Devon. He is also included in the editions of International Who's Who in Art dating from 1976. A number of his paintings are in private collections in London, America, Canada, New Zealand, Paris and Australia. 
He says he prefers to paint rather than exhibit and admits he has not tried to exhibit his paintings as much as perhaps he should. However, in the two years he exhibited his paintings at the Devonshire County Show, Exeter, he won a 1st prize in 1973 and another 1st prize in the following year. 
Many of his pastel paintings reveal a deep compassion for the suffering of mankind. His sensitive paintings of refugees typify this point and he admits also that it is his small private crusade to try to instill in people a more sympathetic understanding of others more unfortunate, especially those in the underdeveloped, overpopulated countries and war ravaged regions of the world. 
Van Gogh died penniless but today his paintings are worth millions, sometimes with art it comes down to the provenance and history behind the art, moreover sometimes a big slice of luck, however in other cases artists can be recognised purely for the quality within their art. Walter Elliott paintings qualify for this as Walter's art possesses a unique and outstanding quality which one day should make his artwork quite sort after and valuable. 
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