Artist - Illustrator - Joan Walsh
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Joan Walsh Artist


For as long as I can remember I have always loved to draw and paint, I was born and raised in Ireland, then moved to the island of Martha's Vineyard, U.S.A where I lived for 28 years and now I am in London. Art has always been a part of my journey, it is in my blood. My father gave me a gift of a paintbrush 35 years ago which still holds a proud place in my paintbox. While I was raising my children I painted them playing with their friends and have a visual diary of our lives. I paint almost daily and I believe it is important to make a living doing what you love. Over the years I have taught art to elderly people in an assisted living home and I was delighted to witness the joy that creating a painting gave them. Art can indeed be therapeutic and rewarding to both the artist and the viewer!

I have also illustrated several childrens books and learned a great deal through researching for the illustrations I created to express the author's story.
Art is an important part of life in many ways, just imagine how life would be without it... 

Commissions include paintings in Watercolors, Acrylics and Oils in Ireland and the U.S.A. At the National College of Art and Design, Ireland I studied stained glass and executed several works, including windows for a Novitiate in Dublin, Ireland.

My prices range from $12 for the book 'A Little Girl,A Little Lamb.', $15 for some prints and up to $3000 for original illustrations.

 All the work found here on this website and in my Etsyshop JoanWIrishArtist may be purchased in the U.S.A. Clients in the U.K, Ireland and Europe may purchase from my Etsyshop JoanWAcrossThePond. 

If you have any questions please contact me. Thank you