Ed Walsh grew up in Boston, attended Catholic University in Washington DC as an undergraduate, and received his Masters Degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He studied the Philosophy of Art with Paul Weiss and painting with Franny Golden, Rob Longley, Mary Giammarrino, Cynthia Packard, as well as Cedric and Joannette Egeli.
Studies in China, Japan, and Italy have expanded Ed’s appreciation for the wide-ranging potential of color and light. He has an interest in architecture, and years of sailing have fostered a strong love of the sea. He often reflects these passions in his work, typically painting with acrylic. His subjects range from portraiture to abstraction. His love for the Provincetown seascape has him returning often to the interplay of light and ocean for which the town is famous. Whenever possible, he paints the view from sea to land.
His first visit to Provincetown was in 1954, and he has made a home there since 1987. The town, its architecture, landscape, people, and most of all, its incomparable light, have never ceased to work their magic. He finds inspiration in the shadows and shapes of his garden, as well as the ever-changing moods of Cape Cod Bay.
He currently divides his time between Provincetown and South Beach.