Pip was the Cornish-born elder daughter of Alec George WALKER and his wife Kathleen EARLE, the creators of Crysede hand-printed silks. She was also to become an artist with a wide range of talents. She has written the story of her own life in The Pink House (which is Myrtle Cottage, Newlyn), and Mark Vaughan has encapsulated her life as a natural ecologist in a fine article in Resurgence magazine. See references.

See her obituary by Michael McNay, in the Guardian  Thursday 16 September 2010 19.15 BST

Pip sat for Dod Procter in the Tate owned painting ‘Kitchen at Myrtle Cottage’ ( https://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/procter-kitchen-at-myrtle-cottage-n04817 ).