Outside the Tent
This Collection, with it's theme of being witness to the cancer journey, has been acquired byPortals and Landscapes
an Exhibition at Art Hub in Abu Dhabi June 2014
An Exhibition at ARTIFACT Gallery, Orchard Street New York, from 7th to 26th of October 2015
The Doorway Gallery, 24 South Frederick St. Dublin 2 from 8th
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.
Born in County Clare, in 1952, Irish painter Patrick Walshe left Ireland to develop his art in New York and Los Angeles in the 1980's and 90's where he exhibited widely. Returning to Ireland via Africa and Asia, he now lives and paints in the Wicklow mountains near Glendalough with his family.
"Because my work is painted on silver leaf there is a parallax effect. So I ask the viewer to become involved in the variables of light, their relative position to the painting and a quietness of observation that purely visual art requires. The paintings take on a substantially different appearance, translucency and dimensionality, depending on the lighting in which they are viewed. " - Patrick Walshe 2015
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.