Key' wins ModPortrait 2017
Conor's painting of his son Daniel, titled 'The Key', has won the prestigious ModPortrait Competition in Zaragoza, Spain. The award ceremony will take place at the opening of the ModPortrait exhibition at the Museo Páblo Serrano on June 1st 2018. The exhibition will move on to the Museu Europeu d'Art Modern (MEAM) in Barcelona on June 22nd, and Conor's piece will join the museum's permanent collection there.
Right and below: the judges of ModPortrait 2017 (Dino Valls, Carlos Muro, José Enrique González and José Manuel Infiesta) during judging, with Conor's winning painting and works receiving honourable mentions.
Conor Walton in PO•RO•S Museum
December 23, 2017
'International Surrealism Now', an exhibition of surrealist artwork from around the world, including 'One Giant Leap' by Conor, opened in Portugal's Roman Museum in Sico on December 23. The show runs until January 31, 2018
Walton judges international talent contest in Dubai.
Walton at Arcadia Contemporary, Culver City, LA
Right: Joseph Bravo and 'The New Religion' at Arcadia Contemporary
Walton gives painting demonstration at LCAD
& Unwrapped' opens at Chimera Gallery
14 November 2017
Conor Walton's exhibition of still lifes 'Rapt and Unwrapped' was received warmly at the Chimera Gallery in Mullingar. The show was opened by art-historian and former museum director Ciarán McGonigal, and sold out on opening night.
teaches drawing at RHA School
and Butter Paintings' opens at Gormleys
Out' at Galleri Nexus, Denmark
Walton's work features in 'International Surrealism Now' curated by
Santiago Ribiero at the Palace of Mafra, Portugal, July-August 2017
Walton Summer School launched
a great week Conor. I've always been a great admirer of your work and
was fortunate enough to have sat for you to have my portrait painted,
so I eagerly awaited this workshop - I wasn't disappointed! Thanks to
your generous tuition during the painting process each day and your
insightful lectures on the art and craft of painting each evening, I
was pleasantly exhausted by the end of the week. Superb venue, genuine
hospitality (thanks Jane), great company (despite Fergus Ryan's jokes)
and a very memorable and truly educational experience. I've no doubt
your Summer School will go from strength to strength."
you are world class indeed, thanks for a memorable week of learning."
to leave the @conorwalton70 figure painting workshop. By far one of
the most challenging workshops I've taken and I'll be digesting the
lessons learned for years to come! Thank you!"
has been a tough week of intense concentration, learning and full of
interesting advice and assistance from Conor. A week to thoroughly immerse
yourself in all that is 'paint', with the extremely knowledgeable and
talented artist that he is. His obvious love of his craft has made it
a fantastic workshop for anyone who wants to learn How, With What, What's
in it and How to apply paint, and create artwork. It will certainly
help me in my quest to become a better artist."
so much and tried several different new techniques"
really enjoyed the course and I would recommend it to other painters.
Sophie was a great model barely moving a muscle all week. The studio
was a great space with consistent light. The hosts and participants
generated a very friendly atmosphere. Lunchtimes was really lovely too
and having the ability to skulk off into the corridor to study Conor's
paintings up close at lunch was a great pleasure/resource especially
after he explained some of the techniques during the class. After the
course was finished I noticed a change in my paintings. I feel I have
a lot more tools in my box which help me to figure out the painting
problems that I'm faced with. I learned a lot from when Conor came around
to see our progress, sometimes spending up to 15 mins giving us individual
highly recommend Conor’s course, it’s informative &
great for expanding knowledge & techniques. I loved using Conor’s
limited palette & learning to apply using his style combining palette
knife & brush. I would however suggest your knowledge & feel
for oils is already strong to get the full benefit of Conor’s
experience & knowledge, not for beginners."
Jane' exhibition in Hamilton Gallery, Sligo
Conor Walton's picture, 'Crazy Jane and the Bishop' (8 x 8 inches, 2017) featured in the Hamilton Gallery's annual exhibition of art inspired by WB Yeats' poetry which coincides with the Yeats International Summer School.
The show was reviewed in the London Times: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/a-celebration-of-crazy-jane-the-artist-s-muse-and-wild-woman-z3m0m5qjs
Yoko Akino, Neisha Allen, John Behan, Petra Berntsson, Veronica Bolay, Mary Burke, Breda Burns, Ian Calder, Daniel Chester, Nuala Clarke, Eamon Colman, Phelim Connolly, Mary Cronin, Aidan Crotty, Sarah Cunningham-Bell, Patricia Curran Mulligan, Gerry Davies, Michael Donnolly, Miriam Doran, Molly Douthit, Naomi Draper, Susan Dubsky, Joe Dunne, Catherine Fanning, John Fitzmaurice, Michael Flaherty, Martin Gale, Brian Gallagher, Conor Gallagher, Mark Garry, Medbh Gillard, Graham Gingles, Lisa Gingles, Clea Van Der Grijn, Angela Hackett, Charles Harper, Annie Harrison, Bríd Higgins Ni Chinnéide, Alison Hunter, Rebecca Jobson, Josephine Kelly, Leonie King, Elizabeth Kinsella, Dorothee Kolle, Deborah Lee, Fergus Lyons, Catherine Mac Conville, Kate Mac Donagh
Ronan Mac Evilly, Eoin Mac Lochlainn, Bernie Masterson, Brian Mc Donagh, Colin Mc Gookin, Margo Mc Nulty, Michael Mc Swiney, Catherine Mc Williams, Trudie Mooney, Billy Moore, Paul Murray, Vivien Murray, Jane Murtagh, Leonora Neary, Cora O'Brien, Seamus O'Byrne, John O'Connor, Sorca O'Farrell, John O'Grady, Kevin O'Keeffe, Caitriona O'Leary, Cormac O'Leary, Geraldine O'Reilly, Helen O'Toole, Sarah Quick, David Quinn, Pádraic Reaney, Gary Robinson, Mary Rohan, Janet Ross, Linda Ruttelynck, Bettina Seitz, Una Sealy, Niall Sheerin, Emma Stroude, Marion Thomson, Mavis Thomson, Sydney Thomson, Lorraine Wall, Conor Walton, Michael Wann, Lorna Watkins, Heidi Wickham, Ian Wieczorek
Ape's Limbs Compared to Man's' features in RHA Annual Exhibition
Walton takes part in Inishlacken Project
June 21, 2017
Conor was one of many artists to participate in this year's 'Inishlacken Project', an annual event organised by artist Rosie McGurran, in which artists gather to work on Inishlacken, an uninhabited Island off the west coast of Ireland. Conor was joined by Mick O'Dea PRHA (top), Nancy Keefe Rhodes (middle, with Conor Walton) and Una Sealy (bottom), among many others.
Walton Draws Graduating 6th class at WMPS
June 9, 2017
Once again Conor has returned to complete a group portrait drawing from life of the graduating Sixth Class from Wicklow Montessori Primary School. For the first time, one of Conor's own children (Daniel) featured in the drawing.
Copies of the drawing helped raise funds for the school.
in Barcelona and Zaragoza
April 7 2017
Conor's picture 'Self-Portrait Leaning' feature in Spain's prestigious annual ModPortrait exhibition at the Museo Páblo Serrano, Zaragoza (April 7 -30 2017), and European Museum of Modern Art (MEAM) in Barcelona (May 12 - 30 2017).
As part of the programme of educational activities marking the the National Gallery of Ireland's 'Carravagio' exhibition, Conor led a class in chiaroscuro drapery studies at the museum.
See the NGI's promotional video for the event, featuring Conor:
Walton on Sky TV
February 21, 2017
Sky Portrait Artist of the Year 2016 was broadcast on Feb 21st, featuring Conor Walton painting composer/performer Rick Wakeman at The Wallace Collection in London.
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