Frances Walker

Artist Biography

Frances Walker RSA RSW DLitt. b1930. Painter and Printmaker. One of Scotland's most highly regarded living artists. It has been said that her work is a powerful representation of the Sublime in Nature, a concept which has been widely researched by writers and artists alike but perhaps never in quite such a gentle, calming and evocative manner. Frances studied at Edinburgh College of Art and later taught in the Westerns Isles in 1956 and at Aberdeen Art College for many years thereafter until her retirement. She was also founder member of Peacock Printmakers in Aberdeen. Since her retirement she has travelled extensively taking inspiration from very wild and isolated terrain, such as the Western Isles and Antarctica but always from places where she could experience the changing weather patterns rolling over and through the landscape.

Frances explores the rhythms and the balance of relationships between sky ,land and sea often creating peaceful yet honest images.  Her elegant use of line and simplicity of colour modestly emphasises the sense of place, often on the edge of landscape. Where the land meets the sea. 

Selected Exhibitions