The New Religion

The New Religion by Conor Walton

The New Religion
by Conor Walton
© Conor Walton

Conor Walton undertook a BA (Hons) degree in history of art and fine art at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin followed further painting studies at the Charles H. Cecil School, Florence. His work has been seen in solo and group exhibitions including the annual exhibitions of Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin (on fifteen occasions since 1997), participating in the Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year (2014, 2016) and won 4th prize in the BP Portrait Award in 2005.

The portrait is inspired by Renaissance altarpieces and Walton’s aim of finding an equivalent by replacing Christian iconography with environmental concerns and biological scientists. Together with Charles Darwin, Gregor Mendel and James Lovelock, are portraits of Walton’s children in the place of musical angels.

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