Dot Walker hails from Glasgow. After school she became a nurse, and used her nursing career to travel extensively, including a two year stay in Palestine. She became increasingly involved in informal education at Glasgow Art School, and in 1999 did a portfolio year there. Immediately after this she moved to Sydney Australia with her husband and family where she lived for a year and attended Ashton’s art school, doing mainly life painting. Following this the family lived in rural Nepal for 18 months, and this was a productive time for painting, drawing on the dramatic landscape, intense light and colourful people there.
On return to Scotland she has settled in Inverness and loves the dramatic skies of the highlands. Her palette is warm and vibrant, with a bias to reds and ochres, which complement the rugged landscape here. Dot has gone from strength to strength, now exhibiting widely in Scotland and beyond.