Micaela Walker is an award winning Scottish artist who from a young age has been fascinated by painting and drawing portraits.  Her interest in anatomy and biology lead her to study science at the University of St Andrews, followed by a PhD in London.  While working in various different fields Micaela retained a keen interest in art and painting, and so after taking a break from work to raise her family, Micaela started to study oil portraiture full time. 

Micaela studied figurative painting at the Leith School of Art, Edinburgh, for two years and was awarded the figurative artist of the year award in 2013.  She regularly exhibits work in galleries in Edinburgh and in 2018 was shortlisted for the Scottish Portrait award,  with her work being exhibited in Edinburgh and Glasgow.  She has also appeared on television in 2017 as part of the Sky portrait artist of the year award series.

In addition to portraiture,  Micaela enjoys tackling a diverse range of subject matters such as commissioned animal portraits, wildlife and landscapes.  Her main medium is oil, but in recent years she has been experimenting with multi-media techniques including the use of graphite or ink together with oil paint to achieve some unusual and arresting works.


Solo Exhibitions


The Three Fishes Gallery, Peebles, 2017 


Selected Group Exhibitions


The Scottish Portrait Awards exhibition, Edinburgh and Glasgow, 2018 and 2019

The Torrance Gallery, Dundas Street Edinburgh, 2017 and  2018

Bonhams, Queen Street, Edinburgh The Macmillian Cancer Support, 2016 

The Mall Gallery London Artist of the Year, Artist and Illustrator Magazine, 2016 

Trygve Lie Gallery, New York, Twitter Art Exhibition, 2016 

The Whitworth Art Gallery Manchester, 2015 

The Torrance Gallery, Dundas Street Edinburgh, 2015 

Leith School of Art, Edinburgh, 2013 


TV appearance

Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year 2017 Heat 2




Artist and Illustrator Magazine, Fresh Paint page 16, issue 387, February 2018




Pegasus Art Prize, Artist and Illustrator Magazine Artist of the year 2015

Leith School of Art, Figurative Artist of the Year 2013


Live Art Demonstrations

Scotcon, The Corn Exchange, Edinburgh, 2016 


Commission Work

In addition to exhibiting in galleries I take portrait commissions and have work in private collections across Europe and America.

Copyright © 2019 Micaela Walker,  Edinburgh,  Contact 07769683781