Ethel Walker b1941

ethel walker still life
ethel walker artist
Still life
Oil on board
14 x 14cm

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Ethel Walker was born in Ayrshire, Scotland, in 1941. She graduated from the Glasgow School of Art in 1964 where she had been taught by David Donaldson, later head of Drawing and Painting at Glasgow School of Art and the Queen’s Limner in Scotland. Beginning her career as a teacher, by the age of twenty seven she was a full time artist.

Over the years Walker has held countless solo shows and has featured in many group exhibitions in some of the finest commercial art galleries in the UK. In the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s her solo exhibitions were shown almost exclusively in Scotland where she developed a strong following of collectors and enthusiasts.

Ethel’s land and seascapes are renowned for their atmospheric feel, and living and working on Scotland’s West coast, she has become a master of painting the varied weather conditions and ever changing skies. She is also well known for her floral and still life paintings.

Her work can be found in many important private and corporate collections throughout the world. Today Ethel limits her painting to relatively few exhibitions each year in effect making her new work even harder to source.

Solo Exhibitions from 1970 – present include:
Great King Street Gallery, Edinburgh; Lillie Art Gallery, Milngavie; Scottish College of Textiles, Galashiels; Torrance Gallery, Edinburgh; Eden Court Theatre, Inverness; Kes Mosaics, Edinburgh; Broughton gallery, Lanarkshire; Pitlochry Festival Theatre; Gladstones Land, Edinburgh; Mclan Gallery, Oban; The Gatehouse Gallery, Glasgow; Macaulay Gallery, Stenton; Flying Colours, Edinburgh; Rowan gallery, Drymen; Tolquhoun Gallery, Aberdeenshire; Ancrum Gallery, Jedburgh; The Contemporary Fine Art Gallery, Eton; Corrymella Scott Gallery, Newcastle; Fettes College, Edinburgh; Roger Billcliffe, Glasgow; Thackeray Gallery, London.

Collections include:
Bank of Scotland; Herriot Watt University; Lillie Art Gallery; Royal Bank of Scotland; Britoil; Trustees Savings Bank; Argyllshire County Collection; Sarah Lee Holdings; City of Edinburgh Art Collection; P&O; Scottish Power; Nomura Securities.
And in many private and corporate collections throughout the UK, Europe, USA, Hong Kong and Australia.

Awards include:
Anne Redpath Award, Scottish Society of Women Artists; Glasgow Herald painting Competition, (RGI); Alva Computers Purchase Prize, Scottish Society of Artists & Craftsmen, (SAAC); The Whyte & Mackay Group Award; The Scottish Provident Award; Most well received work, (SAAC); Barclay Lennie Award, Glasgow Society of Women Artists, (GWSA); Mabel McKinlay Award, RGI Annual Exhibition.