Ethel Walker was born in Ayrshire, Scotland in 1941. She studied Fine Art at Glasgow School of Art between 1959 and 1964.
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.
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.
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.
Ethel Walker has been exhibiting with Thackeray Gallery since 1994.