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Ella May Walker was an accomplished artist in several different styles and media types.

For her paintings she used a wide variety of material including oil, watercolour, gouache, pastel, tempera and charcoal. Ella was also a sculptor and taught evening classes in sculpture through the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Extension. Her subjects ranged from nature scenes, portraits and contemporary historic scenes to recreations of life in Edmonton’s early days.

Ella's historical artwork generally fell into two categories: capturing contemporary scenes and recreations of past scenes and events. Most of her contemporary work was the focus of her preservation efforts and many of her recreations were used to illustrate her book Fortress North.

Ella exhibited her artwork almost yearly from the mid 1930s to the late 1940s. Her work continues to be displayed in shows and galleries.
Ella’s historical artwork generally fell into two categories; recreations of past scenes and events, and capturing contemporary historic scenes.
Ella painted several scenes associated with John Walter, including two of his houses. The houses are now maintained by the City at the John Walter Museum.

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