Artist - Illustrator - Joan Walsh
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Joan Walsh Artist

I will be at Spitafields Arts Market , London

Friday 4th - Sunday 6th June 2021



NEW BOOK 2020!



Illustrated by JOAN WALSH 

To nourish the love of language-its music and its surprise-Harvard professor Robert Kegan appeals to all a young child's appetites- the fascination with animals, the preoccupation with food, the delight in the incongruous. Kegan's clever text and Walsh's evocative watercolors introduce the young child to the classic form of The Joke-a set up ("My palominos...) and a punchline (" jalapenos!"). They can't resist "telling it" over and over. My Antelope Loves Cantaloupe is the Raffi of picture books. An earworm of affectionate silliness, it will become a part of the family's "shared language." This book may start your child on a path to Harvard, or giggles, or both.


Please purchase on AMAZON and also XLIBRIS 

It will make a lovely gift for the young and young at heart 




Spreading Joy through Art by creating, designing and teaching.  

For as long as I can remember I have always loved to draw and paint. Born and raised in Ireland, I then moved to the island of Martha's Vineyard, U.S.A where I lived for many years and now I spend time 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 paint box. While raising my children, I painted them regularly, resulting in a visual diary of our lives. I paint almost daily and believe it is important to make a living doing what you love. Having taught art to elderly people for a long time, I witnessed the joy that creating a painting gave them. Art can indeed be therapeutic and rewarding to both the artist and the viewer!


I have 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.