Arts Portrait Artist of the Year
Conor was a finalist in the Dublin heat of the Sky Arts portrait competition. His portrait of Neil Hannon of the Divine Comedy made the final three and was the sitter's choice.
launch for 'Life Lessons', a collection of interviews by Rita de Brún
with leading figures from Irish cultural life, including Conor Walton,
abstract painter Sean Scully, philosopher Richard Kearney, poet Eavan
Boland, social justice campaigner Sister Stanislaus Kennedy, politician
Mary O'Rourke, and many others.
of Beauty' opens in San Francisco
Objects of Beauty, an exhibition of Contemporary still life painting featuring eight of Conor's paintings, opened at CK Contemporary in San Francisco, USA.
You can view the exhibition catalogue online here
Conor Walton was interviewed by John Seed for the Huffington Post:
"Conor Walton, one of Ireland's leading representational painters, strives to create paintings that go beyond mere technical competence. One of his stated goals is to endow his works with high, shared ideals so that his images will carry some of the cultural importance that religious art carried in earlier eras.
I recently interviewed Walton, who will be exhibiting eight recent still life paintings in San Francisco this month, and asked him about his background, ideas and interests."
to John Seed
Conor was invited by Professor John Seed to give a guest talk to his class at Mount San Jacinto College in LA, California, via Skype
Arts Portrait Artist of the Year
Filming took place for the Dublin heat of the Sky Arts portrait competition, with Conor as one of the contestants. Conor's portrait subject was Neil Hannon of the Divine Comedy. The outcome of the heat cannot be revealed until the proramme is broadcast in the Autumn.
Right: Caoimhe Walton is interviewed by Joan Bakewell while Conor (behind the camera man) paints Neil Hannon.
Biennial, an exhibition featuring works by 55 artists from twenty countries
and featuring three of Conor's paintings, opened at the CHQ building
in Dublin's docklands.
a review of the exhibition by Ros Drinkwater in the Sunday Business
of Wicklow Montessori 6th Class
a portrait drawing of Wicklow Montessori National School's graduating
Demo at Kilmantin Arts
As part of the Wicklow Arts Festival, Conor gave a portrait drawing demonstration in Kilmantin Art Gallery, Wicklow Town, completing two portraits of Robbie Teeling and Trish Ball.
Thanks to all who attended this event.
a public level, at the level of someone ignorant of the back-story,
it’s still about access. A boy at the threshold of two worlds,
with the promise of access, with a key. That’s what I try to offer
in all my paintings."
Mention at the ARC Salon
Three of Conor's pictures were accepted for the ARC Salon 2014. 'Rex' received an honourable mention in the Still Life category.
Arts 'Portrait Artist of the Year'
Conor will be participating in the Dublin heat of Sky's 'Portrait Artist of the Year' competion, which will be held on the 15th of June.
portrait of the Very Reverend Victor Stacey, Dean of St. Patrick's Cathedral,
Dublin, was unveiled in the Drawing Room of the Denary on Wednesday
7th of May.
A video by Christian Daly
work shortlisted for the ARC Salon in USA
The Art Renewal Centre's annual Salon will feature work by Conor. Prize winners will be announced in early May. Last year's Salon awarded prizes to the value of US$65,000.
Conor's new studio in Wicklow is up and running.
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