Born in Dublin, Conor Walton studied painting at the National College of Art and Design, graduating in 1993. After further studies in Britain and Italy, Conor returned to full-time painting in Ireland in 1996. Five successful solo-exhibitions followed with Jorgensen Fine Art in Dublin. Conor now exhibits widely outside of Ireland, with recent solo exhibitions in Britain, Denmark and Norway. Future solo exhibitions are planned for Dublin (Nov. 2013) and San Francisco (Sept. 2014).
Portrait Ireland 2005 Major Award, Newtownbarry House Gallery (2005);
Fourth Prize, BP Portrait Award, National Portrait Gallery, London (2005);
Third Prize 'Lorenzo Il Magnifico' for Painting, Florence Biennale (1999);
Don Niccolo D'Ardia Caracciolo RHA Medal (1997);
Keating McLoughlin Medal awarded by the ESB at RHA Annual Exhibition (1997);
Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation, Montreal, Canada, Scholarship (1994);
Royal Dublin Society Taylor Art Bequest, First Prize (1993).