TJ Walsh explores the inner realm of the subconscious through abstract paintings. As he states, "This work focuses on the hidden conversations that course through the undercurrent of our minds, unconsciously giving form to who we are as human beings. I work fast letting my emotion and intuition drive the painting. It is through this process that I hope beauty reveals itself.
For other artists, beauty is revealed through striving for technical perfection. These artists desire to make any sign of the human creator disappear. For me, the opposite is true. I want my hand to be very evident in the work for it's the human experience, the struggle, the failures, the successes, which is most beautiful to me.
The process of creating is an intimate practice. Art making is a meditative, reflective, physical, emotional and spiritual practice. Creating something that comes out of ourselves, releasing part of us into the world to be experienced by others is something that many people in our culture do not experience. This intimate practice of pulling from within and connecting with the deepest parts of our beings is beautiful because it's natural, pure and uninhibited. It's being human on on of its most raw levels.
TJ Walsh, BFA, MA, LPC is a psychotherapist and painter with a private practice and studio in Philadelphia. Prior to receiving his M.A. in Clinical Counseling Psychology from Eastern University in Saint Davids, PA, TJ received his BFA from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.
TJ's work as a painter has garnered acclaim at home in the Philadelphia region as well as across the country and overseas.
Walsh writes, speaks and teaches on the topics of art, culture, faith & mental health. His work has been exhibited and published internationally.
2016 Eastern University, St. Davids, PA MA, Counseling Psychology
2007 The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA BFA, Graphic Design
2013 Tighe, Samantha, "‘Art Unleashed’ Showcases Work By Two Delco Artists," Delaware County News Network, Tuesday, April 02, 2013