Kathleen Walsh Portrait of a Painter
How does one become an artist? Is it innate, or is it influenced by oneâ€™s life? Fredericksburg, Virginia artist Kathleen Walsh has known two full careers prior to devoting herself to painting. She traveled for many years with her husband in Africa and Europe, working as a nurse and aid worker in developing nations. She then returned to the Washington, D.C. area to pursue a career as a psychotherapist and worked overseas doing that for many years thereafter. It has only been over the past ten years that Walsh has committed to a career as an artist. I sat down with her at Hyperion Espresso one evening to get her take on beginning a career as an artist later in her life, about the role of art in modern society, and about living a life with awareness of the artistic eye.
Fredericksburg Literary & Art Review Volume 3, Issue 1
FLAR is an independently published literary and art magazine located in Fredericksburg, Virginia.