Fine Art



Joan Walsh is an Artist, a Painter, a Scribbler, using various mediums…


Why is it called Fine Art?  Is it to do with gilded frames, art dealers, fine wines or even real ale..? No one says fine songs, fine theatre do they? Anyways, that is what its called, a fancy way to simply say Art. See Art of mine below in linked Exhibition titles.


Solo Art Exhibitions

All About Buildings

2017      Solas Gallery, Ballinamore, Co. Leitrim.

A Flask of Tea and Sandwiches

2012       Solas Gallery, Ballinamore, Co. Leitrim.

The Light Fantastic

2009       Solas Gallery, Ballinamore, Co. Leitrim.

Visual Voice III

2007       The Gallery Café, Gort, Co. Galway.

Art on the Block

2002       Maretimo House, Blackrock, Co. Dublin.

Visual Voice II

2001       Dublin Writers’ Museum, Dublin.

The Visual Voice

2000       Dublin Writers’ Museum, Dublin.

The Spiral Turns

1994       Nimmo’s, Spanish Arch, Galway.


Group Exhibitions

2012                       Masterclass Group Show, Solas Gallery, Ballinamore, Co. Leitrim.

2007-17                 Group shows, Solas Gallery, Ballinamore, Co. Leitrim.

1995                       Reddest Stolen Cherries, Dublin Writers’ Museum.

1994                       Sea week, Letterfrack, Co. Galway.

1994                       Spiddel group show (annex of Kenny’s Bookshop), Spiddel, Co. Galway.

1993                       People and Places, Tig na Gaillime, Galway.

1993                       Inishbofin Arts Festival, Inishbofin Island, Co. Galway.

1992/3                   Grogan’s Pub, William St., Dublin.


Individual Sales and Display

2007-2017             Solas Gallery, Ballinamore, Co. Leitrim.

2006                       The Leitrim Design House, Carrick on Shannon, Co. Leitrim.

2003                       Waldock Gallery, Blackrock Centre, Blackrock, Co. Dublin.

1992–2001            Private Sales.

1993-                      Kenny’s Gallery (Kenny’s Bookshop), Galway.

1993                       Tig na Gaillime; Galway Market, Galway.

1992-1993             Merrion Square Railings, Merrion Square, Dublin.


Art Catalogue

Art Catalogue

1984 – 2017          Display Galleries of Artwork


Qualifications / Education

2020                       Horticulture, Fetac Level 5, Boyle, Co. Roscommon.

2011                       Traditional Irish Music, Fetac Level 5, Drumshanbo, Co. Leitrim.

2005                       Certified Dance Leader, Laban Guild, UK.

1989                       Advanced Diploma in Environmental Design, College of Marketing & Design (DIT), Dublin.



2006                       Irish Visual Artists’ Rights Organisation.

2001                       Laban Guild, UK (Dance) (not at present).

2000                       Visual Artists Ireland (Previously known as Artists Association of Ireland).

1995                       Irish Music Rights Organisation (I.M.R.O) Songwriter Membership – ongoing.


Arts Funding

1997                       Arts flight – USA (Travel & Training Award, The Arts Council of Ireland).

1995                       Arts flight – Europe (Travel & Training Award, The Arts Council of Ireland).


Art Related

Solas Gallery Committee member.

Leitrim Live Craft and Business training.

Design; Theatre; Dance; Craft; Music..etc.


Photo links to posts –

A Flask of Tea and Sandwiches - Joan Walsh 2012The Light Fantastic - Joan Walsh 2009Visual Voice III - Joan WalshArt on the Block - Joan Walsh 2002Visual Voice II - Joan Walsh 2001The Visual Voice - Joan Walsh 2000The Spiral Turns - Joan Walsh 1994Masterclass Group Show - 2012
Joan Walsh 2013