Walter Dick grew up on a farm outside of Waterloo, Ontario and has since lived in several of the western provinces as well as Ontario. His father used to take lots of slide pictures. An uncle painted as a hobby. He has always been interested in airplanes and flying which keeps him looking at the sky and has led to an interest in shapes, perspectives, textures and lighting. When making a photograph he states that he looks to frame a scene that contains interesting elements. He enjoys having people look at and comment on his art.