Exhibition Review

'Vanitas' Exhibition positively reviewed by Niall MacMonagle, Sunday Independent, 24 November 2013

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'Vanitas' exhibition opens

The Peppercanister Gallery hosted Conor's 11th solo exhibition, which consisted of still life and figure paintings exploring the 'vanitas' theme. the exhibition was opened by Mick O'Dea RHA


Parisian gallery now representing Conor Walton

Conor is now represented in Paris by Galerie L'Oeil du Prince and will exhibit 'Rex' in a show opening September 1, 2013.

Galerie L'Oeil du Prince
30 rue Cardinet
75017 PARIS
+33 (0)1 42 26 50 49


Chief of Staff's Portrait Unveiled

Conor Walton's portrait of Lt. Gen. Seán McCann, Chief of Staff of the Irish Defence Forces 2010 - 2013, was unveiled at the Curragh Camp, Co. Kildare.

The unveiling, along with a 'stand down' parade, a flyover by the Irish Air Corps, a review of past Cavalry Corps vehicles and 'lights out' ceremony, marked the retirement of Lt. Gen McCann from the Defence Forces.

The portait will hang in the Officers' Mess in McKee Barracks, Dublin.

See the portrait here


"This is a great time to be a cultural pessimist!"

Penduline, an American magazine devoted to contemporary art and literature, featured a selection of Conor's paintings and a long interview with Conor in their June 2013 issue.

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Portrait drawing unveiled at Wicklow Montessori Primary School

Conor's portrait drawing of Wicklow Montessori Primary School's sixth class completed in time for their graduation.

The portraits were all drawn from life and took about an hour for each head. Thanks to the children for their enthusiasm and patience in sitting.


'Elements' opens at Beaux Arts Bath

This exhibition of forty still life paintings by Conor was opened by Dr Sarah Symmons on the 2nd of February. Her speech at the opening can be viewed at right.

The exhibition runs until 22 Feb 2013.


Paintings arrive in Bath

After a rough sea crossing from Ireland and a long drive, the pictures finally arrived at Beaux Arts' Bath gallery in advance of Conor's 'Elements' solo exhibition of still-life paintings.

Right: Unpacking the pictures with Aidan Quinn of Beaux Arts


CK Contemporary opens new gallery

CK Contemporary's new gallery space opens at 357 Geary Street, San Francisco USA (with a couple of Conor's pictures on the wall).

See CK Contemporary website here


Studio Open Day

Conor Walton's opened his studio to the public on Saturday 26th January 2013. The event was well attended by artists, friends and art lovers.

Top right: Conor and recent work.

Middle: Tidying up the studio

Bottom right: a painters' breakfast with Carey & Hilda Clarke, Joe & Tina Dunne, Brigid Flinn, Michael McWilliams, Donald Teskey, John Devlin, Robert Ballagh, Cora O'Brien, and Bernadette Madden


by Jane Humphries

An article about Conor Walton's most recent work by Jane Humphries is published in the Irish Arts Review, winter edition 2012/13. The work discussed will be shown in Conor's forthcoming exhibition in Beaux Arts Bath

Read article here