Garden at Ardfern
Pen and Ink on paper
Frances Walker is acknowledged as one of Scotland’s finest artists. Inspired by wild and remote places, she captures the edges of civilisation-scenes of rugged coastline and craggy beaches. Her love affair with the landscape of Scotland has never been in any doubt. Her fascination is with the power of nature-the changeability of weather and it relationship between sky, sea and the land.
John Byrne describes painter Frances Walker as “modest, quiet and with a cool, burning talent quite unmatched anywhere in Britain”.
Typical of her intrepid approach was the way she had travelled to Antarctica, in her 80s, and returned with images Byrne describes as “haunting (and huge), and not only extraordinary but beautiful beyond words”.