Frances Walker - PrintmakerRSA, RSW, CBE Born: 1930
Place of Birth: Kirkcaldy
Born in Kirkcaldy in 1930, Frances Walker studied at Edinburgh College of Art and then took up a post as visiting teacher of art for the Hebrides. This experience engendered in her a life-long love of wild and desolate places and since then she has chosen to depict the most remote landscapes, her compositions usually based on coastal reaches, craggy rocks and deserted beaches.
Moving to Aberdeen, Walker took up a post at Gray's School of Art, where she taught for many years. Since retirement, she has divided her time between Aberdeen and the Western Isles, especially Tiree, where she owns a thatched cottage, but more recently has also travelled further afield - her latest inspiration being the even wilder and more desolate landscape of the Antarctic and South Georgia. A suite of Antarctic paintings were recently bequeathed and exhibited as part of a major exhibition, Among the Polar Ice at The McManus in Dundee (September 2019 - March 2020).
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Frances Walker in Orkney View details
Frances Walker in Orkneyc.1981Window in Kemijarvi View details
Window in Kemijarvi1978lithograph and screenprint Artist ProofH:50.5cm W:39cm£1,000 (framed)Achmelvich Landscape View details
Achmelvich Landscape2012etching and chine colleH:79cm W:56cm£1,765 framedPortcullis House Rooftops View details
Portcullis House Rooftops2012screenprintH:36.5cm W:50cm£400 unframedThe Deserted House View details
The Deserted Housec.1985lithograph and screenprintH:32cm W:53cm£1,500 unframedGrytviken, South Georgia View details
Grytviken, South Georgiaetching and aquatint, edition of 12H:22.5cm W:55cm£1,500 unframed
Green Geo View details
Green Geoc.1985screenprintH:107cm W:58.5cmSoldLow Tide at the Brough View details
Low Tide at the Brough1981collograph and watercolourH:74cm W:106cmSoldRock Pool Cleft View details
Rock Pool Cleft1996steel plate etching and watercolour hand tintH:88cm W:61cmSoldPetrel, South Georgia View details
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