Herman Walker spent his formative years in the ranching country of West Texas. He received his degree in animal science from Texas Tech University.
In 1973, Herman and his family moved to Kerrville and opened a gallery/foundry. It was here that his art career began to blossom, and he began painting in addition to sculpting. Herman moved back to the ranch country near Eldorado so he would be closer to his subject matter. The next decade he attended art shows and had galleries representing his work in the Midwest and western states.
During the 80's the art market went into a slide. With two children in college, Herman was faced with a career change. He began a construction business and did that for the next twenty years, but never lost his desire to create. In 2008, Herman and Deanne moved to Kerrville where he began his art career again.