Some recent works on paper
By painting on metal leaf and using transparent spectrum oils and glazes, the intention is to create a multi dimensional sensibility echoing the ubiquitous glowing screens we worship and live by. This extra dimensionality means the paintings can only be fully appreciated by live interaction."The viewer is asked to become involved in the variables of light, observer and orientation. The paintings take on a substantially different appearance, translucency and mood depending on the lighting in which they are viewed.
Born in the West of Ireland, in 1952, Irish painter Patrick Walshe left home to develop his art in New York and Los Angeles in the 1980's where he exhibited widely, returning to Ireland in the 1990's via Africa and Asia. He now lives and creates in the Wicklow mountains.
"Though I continue to use the language of landscape painting, my curiosity, experimentation with light and colour,and a determination to find a new way to create paintings are intrinsic to what I do".
At the very kind invitation of the Art Hub, Abu Dhabi, Patrick Walshe will be painting, exhibiting and giving a workshop in their studio space during the month of May 2014
No Forest - No Path