Abbey Art Group

Member Profiles

Ray Walsh

Ray Walsh, a retired civil servant, divides his time between Sligo and Celbridge, and is particularly drawn to urban and rural townscapes, with their formal civic buildings and churches and a great variety of residential and commercial buildings. His style of pen and watercolour drawing and painting is particularly suited to this subject matter.

Ray and his late wife Gerardine used to enjoy taking a pitch in St Stephen’s Green, Dublin at the many People’s Art exhibitions over the years…. “This was as much a picnic and social outing as an opportunity to exhibit and sell artwork”. Since Gerardine passed away, Ray has been spending most of his time in Sligo where his maternal roots can be found and where his late uncle was the well known artist Bernard McDonagh, whose work adorns many a Sligo home.

Wonderful Barn 19 x 13
Wonderful Barn 19 x 13
Tea Break Adare 12" x 8"
Tea Break Adare 12 x 8 in

Apart from his artwork, Ray enjoys walking and photographing nature, playing traditional Irish and folk music in Sligo’s vibrant music scene and as a licenced pilot and member of Sligo Aero Club, likes nothing more than a spin around the mountains and lakes that adorn the western seaboard.

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Gallery of Ray's work