Ethel Walker studied at Glasgow School of Art 1959-64. She taught before deciding to paint full time - her first solo exhibition was held in Edinburgh in 1972. During the last 40-45 years she has exhibited widely throughout the UK and also in USA and Hong Kong. She has gained a number of awards and her work is held in public, corporate and private collections in this country and abroad.

Ethel Walker (Mrs David Murray) lives and works in Argyll.

"Living on the West Coast of Scotland my inspiration mainly comes from the ever-changing skies and unexpected weather overlying and affecting ancient landforms. The light on the land can appear to change contours, solid can seem unsubstantial, and air, sea and stone merge into an interdependent whole.

I hope to encapsulate a visual instant - a sense of immediacy and imminent change but also a sense of enduring place."

Ethel Walker