Eorna is an artist, who is passionate about the arts, painting and teaching.   She studied in Paris and Dublin graduating in fine art from NCAD 1990. She lives on the outskirts of Dublin city’s south side and part-time in the west of Ireland, where she has easy access to the mountains, sea and landscapes which feature largely in her “plein air” work.

This work invigorates her spirit and enables her to share the mindful, magical experience with her students back in the studio and online. Her work is more than figurative. It draws on multiple preparatory studies, memories, emotions, the physical sensations and joy of being in the landscape, working in “plein air”.  The excitement is palpably conveyed through her work which is very free and expressive.

“working out of doors gives me head space. It satisfies and replenishes something deep in my spirit and soul”    

“……. because no where will you see the Irish landscape so truthfully portrayed.  This is the view from under a silver Celtic sky – not an idealist azure blue or Mediterranean or Bahama light.  So here we have an earthy vision. a very feminine vision of heavy broody skies, swollen seas, rivers parting peaty land, green fertility….”

Excerpt from Anne Harris, journalist and former editor of the Sunday Independent, opening speech to Eorna’s’ “off the beaten path”.  exhibition 2019

Eorna Walton

Artist & Teacher

Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

1976 – 1977 Life drawing at Sorbonne, Paris.

1977 – 1979 Part-time and then full-time Foundation Course in Dun Laoghaire College of Art & Design

(now Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design & Technology – DLIADT).

Achieved Certificate in Visual Education.

1979 – 1981 NCAD Fine Art Degree Course: first year painting; second year sculpture.

1989 Completed and graduated NCAD Diploma in Fine Art.

1998 – 1999 Screen Printing Course. Print Studio, Temple Bar, Dublin 2.

1999 & 2013 Artist Residency, Cill Riallig, Co. Kerry.

2013 Carborundum Printing Course with Hughie O’Donoghue.

2012 – 2014 RHA Life Drawing.

WORK EXPERIENCE

1981 – 1982 Rosemount Park Secondary School, Morehampton Road, Dublin 4

 Art teacher to Intermediate and Leaving Certificate levels

1986 5A Arts Centre, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

Tutor: Life Drawing

1991 St. Andrew’s College, Booterstown, Co. Dublin

Art teacher to Intermediate and Leaving Certificate levels

DLIADT

 Tutor: Intensive Visual Skills Course

1991 – Present  Donnybrook Art Studio, Dublin 4

 Set up Studio and teach both painting and life drawing for all skill levels.

DLIADT

 Tutor: Portfolio Preparation Course

Sunday Independent newspaper

 Illustrator: Imaginative response to recipes, food articles (Maureen Tatlow and Brenda Costigan) and restaurant reviews (Lucinda O’Sullivan). Media include colour collage, black and white tone paintings and watercolour for restaurant architectural and interior illustrations.

1993 The Tiernan Design School, South Circular Road, Dublin 8

Tutor: Visual Skills Course

1994 Image Magazine

 General illustrator

DLIADT

 Tutor: Watercolour

2000 DLIADT

Tutor: Advanced Drawing Skills

2004 – 2010 DLIADT

Tutor: Life Drawing

2014 DLIADT

Tutor: Oils & Acrylics

EXHIBITIONS

Group Exhibitions

1981 & 1986 Alliance Française, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

1986 5A Arts Centre, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

1989 The Malton Gallery, St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2 

The Peacock, Abbey Street, Dublin 1

Degree and Diploma Show, NCAD

1990 Arnott’s National Portrait Competition, Dublin 1

‘NCAD 250 Drawings’, RHA

Nijinsky Centenary Exhibition, Ely Place, Dublin 2

2003/2004  Figurative Art Ireland Exhibitions The Pavilion, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

RHA Annual Exhibition

2012 Green Acres, Co. Wexford

2013 & 2014 New Arts Studio, Mary’s Abbey, Dublin 7

2015  & 2016       

2017 & 2018    

2016  & 2018     RHA Annual Exhibiton

2019 GreenAcres Wexford Spring Show

Solo Exhibitions

2000 The National Concert Hall, Dublin 2

2012 “Evocations”The Donnybrook Art Studio, Dublin 4

2016 ” Back to Nature”The Donnybrook Art STudio

2019 ” Off the beaten Path” Whelehan’s Wines, Loughlinstown Co Dublin

PRESS & PUBLICATIONS

The Irish Times, Brian Fallon, June 1990

NCAD 250 Drawings 1749-1990. Published on the occasion of an exhibition in the RHA Gallagher Gallery to celebrate the 250th Anniversary of the founding of the National College of Art and Design, Dublin

The Irish Times, Gillian Bowler, November 1994

The Sunday Independent, Ciara Fergusson, 25 May, 2003

The Sunday Independent, Lucinda O’Sullivan, 4 November 2012

Irish Times  on line  “Artistic licence” May 2019

Contact

Newtownpark Avenue, Blackrock, Co Dublin

Telephone: (085) 738 3128 

Email: eornawalton@fmgirl.com

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