ARTIST BIO & STATEMENT
Ted Walsh was born and raised in southern New Jersey. He earned an MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia. Walsh paints primarily in a contemporary vein of the American Realist tradition; painting and drawing both landscapes and figures. Throughout his work, the elements of place, memory, environment, and history are important.
Walsh is fairly straight forward in his painting practice, making the paintings using wood, canvas, and oil paint. Applying the paint to the surface, it’s anything goes; using rags, knives, hands, brushes, brush handles, sandpaper, anything that works. He often paints using a lot of layers built up over time and therefore is usually working on about ten paintings at any given time.