Much of Walter’s training was during an apprenticeship in the Cleveland Museum of Natural History’s Exhibits Department. After that, Walter worked for 11 years with the non-profit, Nature Conservancy. In 1980 Walter began casting bronze sculptures. In 1987 he began a series of large fountain and garden pieces. In 1989 the Blair House Restoration Committee placed one of his fountains in the garden of the United States President’s Guest House. To complement the fountain, Walter produced a bronze wall frieze for Blair House in 1992. His works have been exhibited in one man shows at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History and the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art. He is regular participant of the Society of Animal Artists; National Sculpture Society; Masters of the American West; Coors Western Art and the Prix de West Invitational. Walter is a Master Signature Member of the Society of Animal Artists and a Master Wildlife Artist at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum.