Full time Artist and part time Teacher, Photographer, Writer.
Born in Limerick and educated in Laurel Hill, Convent F.C.J. and Saint Patrick’s National School, Limerick. Co. Meath has been her principle place of residence since 1975. Fourteen years experience in the secondary school sector she returned to study in 1989. at N.C.A.D. with exchange period of study in Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, Canada.
BA Hons Fine Art Painting. 1992 NCAD. Exchange Student to NSCAD, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Cert Hons in Creative Writing for Publication, Maynooth NUI 2011.
B.A. H.Dip.Ed. French + Irish. M.A. Qualifying Old Irish. 1974/75
2019 Under the Sun An exhibition of new work , comprising Watercolours, Acrylics and Oils. November through December. Grainne Rafter’s Studio, Hill of Tara, Co. Meath.
2016 Art Source RDS and The National Craft Fair RDS
2015 Spirit of Childhood in Limerick – Christmas. The Hunt Museum, Limerick City. A series of illustrations based on five Christmas stories written by Noreen and first broadcast on RTElyricfm in 2009.
2014 The Four Seasons’ Mural 70ft x 15ft
8 Week engagement with The Brennan Brothers for RTE Programme At Your Service. Charity Enable Ireland, The Children’s Facility and Garden Centre, Sandymount Avenue Dublin 4 and The Day Centre, Sandyford Industrial Estate. First broadcast on New Years Eve 2014 in ‘To the
Rescue- At Your Service’ The Brennan Bros
2013 December Exhibition WINDOWS with Meath Co.Co in the Toradh Gallery, Ashbourne., Co. Meath
Her work has also featured in solo shows in the the Toradh Gallery, Meath Co. Council, BBC studios, Belfast, Barclays Bank, Menton, South of France, Ashville, North Carolina, the National Concert Hall, Dublin and the Irish Arts Centre, New York.
RTE Lyric FM The Quiet Quarter Broadcast of five short stories. (Christmas 2009) RTE Quiet Quarter Lyric FM Ten Year Anthology. Publication of short story and design/use of painting ‘The Fairy Tree’ for cover of anthology (2009).
2001 Moving Carpet A book of Noreen Walshe’s work. Launched in New York, the Irish Arts Centre Sept 2001 and in the Hunt Museum, Limerick by Noirin Ni Riain, Singer and Mystic, Nov 2001.
A Free Spirit by Paddy Mc Mahon Auricle Enterprises 1999 Cover Illustration design Mise a shaolaitear by Micheal O Fionnain Coisceim Publications. 1997 Cover Illustration design.
In the Beginning by Harry Casey Eden Publications 1996 Photographic illustrations.
Book of Aran Tir Eolas 1994 Painting ‘Sealta’1 Living artist.
Soul Song by Harry Casey Jonathon Mark Publications1991Illustrations inclusive of cover..