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Kathleen Walsh Portrait of a Painter

How does one become an artist? Is it innate, or is it influenced by one’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.

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Fredericksburg Literary & Art Review Volume 3, Issue 1

FLAR Volume 3, Issue 1 Fall / Winter 2015  

FLAR is an independently published literary and art magazine located in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

FLAR Volume 3, Issue 1 Fall / Winter 2015  

FLAR is an independently published literary and art magazine located in Fredericksburg, Virginia.