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Gathering Sea Coal

Gathering Sea Coal

Artist: Frances Walker

Catalogue: 80

Material: Oil on Board

Dimensions: 91.3 x 60.7cm

Date: 1971, Acquired 1972

About the artwork

Seaside scene in muted colours, dominated by a beach wall and steps, leading up to houses on the right. Three figures in the background collect sea coal from the beach.

About the artist

Frances Walker RSA RSW (born Kirkcaldy, 1930) painter and printmaker. Walker studied at Edinburgh College of Art and taught at Gray s School of Art, Aberdeen. My work has a lot to do with people and their environment, also about me in my environment. In all my work there is a frequent evidence often ancient and long lasting of man s changing influence on the environment by occupation of the landscape. The artist divides her time between her homes on Tiree and Aberdeen where she continues to draw, paint and make prints daily.