Patsy Connolly grew up in the Burren. Formerly, she worked as a Biologist in research and education. In 2007, she returned to Co. Clare to paint full-time.
Non Art Qualifications;
1977 PhD Molecular Genetics, Trinity College, Dublin.
1972 B.Sc. NUIG
2015 BA Fine Art, Centre for the Creative Arts and Media, Galway.
2011 Drawing Marathon with Graham Nickson at New York Studio School.
2000 - present Summer School painting and drawing courses with Timothy Emlyn-Jones, Tom Molloy, Rita Wobbe, Terence Coffman and Conor McCready at The Burren College of Art, Co. Clare.
2001 Summer programme ‘Shadows of the Earth’ with James Hillman, Margot Mc Lean and Mermer Blakeslee at Schumacher College, Devon.
2000 - 2005 Summer courses in painting and drawing at St. Ives
School of Painting, Cornwall.
1994 - 1997 Studied photography at Waterford Institute of Technology, with Christine Simpson.
Sept - Dec, 2009 Burren College of Art
May, 2008 Cill Riallaig Artist’s Retreat.
2016 Royal Ulster Academy, Annual Exhibition, Belfast.
2016 Solo Show, Russell Gallery, New Quay, Co. Clare.
2015 The Visual Gallery, Carlow. AIB Eigse Carlow Open Exhibition,
2014 The Visual Gallery, Carlow. AIB Eigse Open Exhibition,
2014 Royal Hibernian Academy Annual Exhibition, Ely Place, Dublin.
2014 Group Show, Burren College of Art.
2013 Group Show, The Courthouse Gallery, Ennistymon, Co. Clare
2013 The Visual Gallery AIB Eigse Carlow, Open Exhibition,.
2012 Royal Hibernian Academy Annual Exhibition, Ely Place, Dublin.
2012 Solo Show, Russell Gallery, Co. Clare.
2011 Group Show, Mill Cove Gallery, Castletownbere, Co. Cork.
2010 Group Show, Proximity 2010, GMIT.
2008 Group Show, Burren College of Art, Co. Clare.
2006 Group Show, Russell Gallery, Co. Clare.
2002 Solo Show Photography, De Valera Gallery, Ennis, Co. Clare.
2002 International Group Show ‘Women Photographers’, Waterford.