Born in Castlepollard, Co. Westmeath, Pat Walsh has come and gone from painting, including one lapse of 28 years. However his interest always returned, and since his last return to painting in 1980, he has studied under such distinguished names as Thomas Ryan P.R.H.A., Kenneth Webb, Susan Webb, Pam Skerritt, Chris Jones and Dick Free.
Apart from exhibiting in many group shows, Pat’s work is in private collections in many parts of the world as well as the public collection of Premier Periclase Ltd. He has sold extensively to the United States.
Pat has devoted his time mainly to painting since his retirement in 1989, but also spends time writing, and has had one story collection published to date, and a number of other work in completion. Married to Dorothy, they have five children, one girl and four boys. Pat's other pastimes include gundog training and country walks.