Paul Walsh hails from Caramut, in Western Victoria.
Back in the 80’s he studied Oil Painting at the Heidelberg School of Art and dabbled in pottery at Potters Cottage in Warrandyte. He attended charcoal life drawing classes in a Collingwood factory, and worked in water colours with a group in Ivanhoe.
Then Paul discovered the French semi-hard square pastels and this has set him on a path. He loves the vibrancy and the ability to soften colours together to give a depth and uniqueness of shade that cannot be reproduced again.
Since 2014 Paul has applied this to drawing Fish. His First Series of 12 original works was a sell-out and he has now produced a Second series of pastel fish designs, each one alone taking 6-8 hours to colour which he completes in a single sitting.