Conor Walton

I see myself as a figurative painter in the European tradition, attempting to maintain my craft at the highest level, using paint to explore issues of truth, meaning and value. All my paintings are attempted answers to the three questions in the title of Gauguin’s famous painting: ‘Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going?’”
– Conor Walton


‘Conor Walton: Social Surrealist’
by Donald Kuspit, ‘Conor Walton: Asymmetrical Warfare’ catalogue essay, August 2019

‘The Bread and Butter Paintings of Conor Walton’
Joseph Bravo,, 2 November 2017

‘Bread and Butter Paintings’
Cristín Leach, The Sunday Times, 17 September 2017

‘The New Nude’ by Walt Morton
Poets & Artists Magazine
Issue #86 July 2017

Art, Central Bank Debt Control and Money Versus Nature
Mark O’Byrne and Conor Walton, 10 May 2017

‘Conor Walton: Pessimism, Painting and the Incandescent Spark
James Waller, West Cork Review, 5 February 2017

Synergy and Opposition in the Heart of ‘Glow’, Catherine Hammond Gallery
James Waller, West Cork Review, 6 October 2016

Three to Watch’, Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine
(USA) editorial, May-June issue 2016

’50 Memorable Painters 2015′, Poets and Artists
Magazine (USA), curated by John Seed and Didi
Menendez, 19 December 2015

‘Ten Memorable Paintings from 2015’,
John Seed, Huffington Post, 19 December 2015

‘Art That Hurts’, F. Scott Hess, Huffington Post,
9 November 2015

‘Conor Walton Brings Memento Mori into the 21st Century’,
Grace-Yvette Gemmell, ARTSY,

‘The Enemies of Progress’, Conor Walton, Artists on Art Magazine, Fall edition, 2015

Conor Walton, ‘The Painter as Medium’, Artists on Art Magazine, Fall edition, 2014

‘Contemplating Higher Things’
Interview with John Seed, Huffington Post
(USA edition), 1 September 2014.

‘Access to Incandescence’, Interview with Andres Orlowski, Combustus Magazine, 23 May 2014.

Niall MacMonagle, ‘Black Hole’,
Sunday Independent, 24 November 2013.

“This is a great time to be a cultural pessimist”
Interview with Conor Walton, Penduline Press,
15 June 2013.

Jane Humphries, ‘Elements’, Irish Arts Review, Winter edition 2012/13

Conor Walton ‘Under Wraps’,
Artists & Illustrators, London, October 2012

Conor Walton, ‘Paintologically Speaking’,
The Painting Imperative, Autumn edition 2012

Sarah E. Fensom, ‘Contemporary Still Life’,
Art & Antiques, New York, October 2011

Lise-Lotte Blom, ‘Conor Walton – en fascinerende irsk maler’,
Kunstavisen, 21 October 2011 (Danish)

Kjeld Thomsen, ‘Alt und Neu, Neu Verpackt: Irischer Künstler in der Uker Galerie’, Der Nordschleswiger, 1 October 2011 (German)

Jana Koroczynsky, ‘Conor Walton’, Kultura, 25 November 2010 (Polish)

Paolo Lesino, ‘Lo Spirito del Guardiano’,
‘I Guardiani dello Spirito’, Milan, 2010 (Italian)