An Encounter with M. Douglas Walton

The North Central Louisiana Arts Council (NCLAC) and regional artists M. Douglas Walton would like to invite you to a lecture and demonstration of design at his residence in Ruston, Louisiana on Friday, November 18th.  This ticketed event ($30) includes a lecture, demonstration, home & grounds tour, and a small painting.  Two times are available 8am-12pm and 1pm-5pm due to space NCLAC is selling a limited number of tickets.  M. Douglas Walton is a nationally recognized water media painter who has taught over 350 workshops in 22 states, and has studied with noted watercolorists Edgar Whitney, Robert E. Wood, and Milford Zornes.  Three feature articles. “Close Encounters with M. Douglas Walton: Discovering a Deeper level of Creativity” Spring 1991, “An Encounter with M. Douglas Walton: Building Self-Confidence,” Spring 1996, and “The Gifts of our Mentors,” Winter 1999, have been published in Watercolor and American Artist. His videos, “Beginning The Odyssey” and ‘The Odyssey Continues” are available worldwide.

 In addition Walton is a noted collector of artifacts and artwork from around the world.  Since 1978 he has lead multiple “Journeys” to over 20 different countries in the world.  During this four hour encounter Walton will explore the idea of interior design and artwork from a unique perspective inviting individuals to experience the one of kind design of his home, ground, and studio as an example. 

 Proceeds of funds raised from this encounter will be donated to the North Central Louisiana Arts Council (NCLAC) to help fund their 14th annual Holiday Arts Tour.  Tickets are $30 and can be purchased at the Dixie Center for the Art, 212 N. Vienna, Wednesday-Friday form 10am-1pm.  Tickets can also be purchased via credit card by phone at 255-1450 or via email at  A portion of the proceeds will go to help pay for the 14th Annual Holiday Arts Tour November 18-20th.  To learn more about M. Douglas Walton visit his website at and to learn more about NCLAC visit their website