Walton studied Craft and Design (1974-76) in Brockville, Ontario, and graduated in Textile Arts at Alberta College of Art in Calgary (1979). Drawn to the wilds of the North Saskatchewan woodlands, she opened a textile studio (1981) to produce large-scale woven tapestries based on her observations of local Cree Indian community life. Her artistic involvement extended to organizing and teaching community classes; operating a community exhibition space; and directing the development of local seasonal art festivals and events.
Experiencing a visual disability that affected her textile art, Walton emigrated to Montreal in 1985, thus, shifting her practice from tapestry work to acrylic painting and collage, touchable art, and ‘live painting’ performance. Her work developed a three-dimensional persona when recycling became the foundation, as seen in the 54 works of the Tea cup series and the most current dresses constructed of recycled glass.
Walton is a founding member of the former Sauvons l’usine, a cooperative that was created to save Montreal’s Grover building housing 300 artists, from being sold for condominiums, as well as a founding member of the Montreal’s 4-day open studio gala La viree des ateliers.
Walton is represented by David Astrof Fine Arts in Montreal and has works in both public and private collections in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Quebec, USA and Switzerland.