Frances Walker
RSA

  • Associate Elected : 18/03/1970
  • Academician Elected : 09/02/1983

BIOGRAPHY

  • Associate Elected : 18/03/1970
  • Academician Elected : 09/02/1983

Frances Walker is one of Scotland’s most highly regarded living artists. A painter and printmaker, Frances studied at Edinburgh College of Art. Frances was sole teacher of art in Harris and North Uist in  the Western Isles before taking up a position as Lecturer in Drawing  and Painting at Gray’s School of Art. She was also a founding member of Peacock Printmakers in Aberdeen.

Her experience as visiting teacher of art for the Hebrides led to a life-long love of wild and desolate places.  Since then Walker has chosen to depict the most remote landscapes – her compositions usually based on coastal reaches, craggy rocks and deserted beaches.

Since retirement she has divided her time between Aberdeen and the Western Isles, especially Tiree, where she owns a thatched cottage.  More recently she has also travelled further afield – her latest inspiration being the even wilder and more desolate landscape of Iceland.