Friday, June 20, 2014
Here is how to contact me:
address: Walter Pall
Sonnenhgamer Str. 6
from Germany : 08176-455
from the USA: 011-49-8176-455
from anywher else: 0049-8176-455
A well-meaning person has written this about me:
Walter Pall was born in 1944 in Austria, he is married to Hanna, with one son, living near Munich, Germany, in sight of the Alps where he grew up and still loves to ski. Since 1980 Walter has been busy with bonsai as a hobby. After a career as top manager in the Electronics and Consulting Industry he finally decided in 1990 to become a part time bonsai professional.
Today Walter is one of the most popular bonsai artists who has performed on most international stages. He has visited the vast majority of European countries and also South Africa, Australia, Canada and the United States; he even appeared in Israel and in Argentina and Brazil.
His lectures are a treat. Walter's philosophy about demos is first and foremost to provide a basis of high quality bonsai work, add a substantial amount of explanation for the audience to clearly understand his development process, and also tell amusing anecdotes along the way. Altogether this makes for an entertaining and professional show. Nobody falls asleep in Walter's lectures. Walter often is called a walking encyclopedia on bonsai and he shares his knowledge freely. Walter also loves to lead workshops where he sets the main focus on teaching the artistic side of bonsai. In the past years Walter has also established himself as the key moderator for international bonsai conventions. A specialty of Walter are his tree critiques which eh calls 'tree inspiration'. He analyses anything from stick in a yogurt cup to world class bonsai. Walter gives clear indications of pros and cons and describes ways to continue working with the trees.
He is known worldwide for the quality of his bonsai creations. Walter has received several dozens national and international awards for his beautiful, dramatic bonsai. He has won the most prestigious Crespi Cup Award of Italy for his well known Rocky Mountain Juniper, and has come in among the top six, every time he has entered. He has also won second and third and other places places in the Gingko Cup Awards of the Belgium bonsai competition held every two years.
Walter was one of the first Europeans to work with indigenous species, which he collects in his beloved Alpine mountains He now owns a collection of about 1000 quality trees in varying stages of development and keeps a store reserve of about 1000 handmade pots to compliment the bonsai. Besides his famous conifers he is also well known for his beautiful deciduous trees. Walter's bonsai usually are strong, powerful trees which he frequently forms in natural shapes. The longer he has been involved with tree development, the more he has moved away from traditional bonsai styling to his own concepts of design. Only those who have actually visited his garden know that he also has an impressive collection of shohin bonsai.
It will surprise many that Walter considers himself an amateur, and he means it. While he apparently tries hard to work professionally with whatever he does, the aim is not commercial success. He does not style trees to sell them later. He does it for his own joy. This is the reason why he entertains one of the most comprehensive bonsai collections around.
For many years Walter has been writing a lengthy and comprehensive encyclopedia on bonsai. Hopefully some day this will be published. He has also written more than 100 articles that have been published in Western bonsai magazines. Walter is a very good photographer and is able to provide many high quality pictures to illustrate his articles. He is also a very active, vocal participant on the internet in the bonsai scene.