Frances Walker was born in Kirkcaldy, Scotland and studied at Edinburgh College of Art. Soon after graduating Walker taught in the Western Isles and was appointed lecturer in drawing and painting at Gray's School of Art, Aberdeen. Contributing further to artistic practice and development in Aberdeen, she is one of the founding members of Peacock Print Studio. Walker depicts wild and desolate landscapes in her paintings and prints. While a lot of her work focuses on Scottish landscapes and terrains, she travels frequently to remote locations including the Antarctic and South Georgia for inspiration.