Fifteen Nocturnes - a healing vigil







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A Desert Flowers


This series of paintings, with its theme of being witness to a journey of healing, was created in 2014. It is an expression of the helplessness of the one who can only watch. This series has been donated as a fundraising benefit to The Marie Keating Foundation and its work with cancer survivors.

Portals and Landscapes


An Exhibition at Art Hub,Abu Dhabi June 2014

84 Orchard Street, New York, October 2015


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In recent years the focus of the work has gradually changed from landscapes that explore a poetic realism towards a more abstract visceral response to the countryside.Today the paintings still speak the language of landscape, but have become more preoccupied with colour, form and emotional glimpses of insight. Being in the moment is an intrinsic part of his expression. There is a playfulness here, a sense of looking through to the heart of personal exodus.This is a suggestive form of abstraction invitng the viewer to develop an interaction with the spirit of the paintings and to take pause for quietness and meditation.


Irish artist Patrick Walshe was born in County Clare, in 1952. He 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.




The Nocturne Vigil and recent paintings 2016


An Exhibition - opening 8th Dec Origin Gallery 37 Fitzwilliam Street Upper Dublin2

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