Outside the Tent
This Collection has been donated to
an Exhibition in Abu Dhabi June 2014
By painting on reflective surfaces and by using transparent spectrum oils and glazes, his intention is to add a multi dimensional sensibility to the work which hints at the ubiquitous screens which fill our lives. This extra dimensionality means the paintings can best be 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 near Glendalough
A View Through Dark Windows
(A series before springtime)
I was honoured that the Irish Business Council in Abu Dhabi chose one of my paintings to gift to Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nayhan, Minister of Culture, Youth and Social Development on the occasion of St. Patrick's Day 2015. On March 25th Jack Lang, director of the Institut du Monde Arabe, made Sheikh Nahyan a commander of arts and letters, the highest cultural award in France.