Born in 1940, Manus Walsh began his career in the field of stained glass, working for the Abbey Stained Glass Studios in Dublin, in the sixties. It was during his time there that he met artist, George Campbell, who became his mentor and friend, and also encouraged him to take up painting full time. Among Manusís many stained glass designs are five windows for Galway Cathedral, and more recently in St Johnís Church, Ballyvaughan. The landscape of the Burren has been a constant inspiration to him for the past thirty years and more, and its barren limestone landscape continues to be a major influence on his work. Manus has travelled widely, spending considerable periods of time, in both Spain and Chile, and the Spanish landscape, together with the city of Valparaiso continue to be a significant influence. Walsh has exhibited widely at home and abroad, including four exhibitions in South America and numerous one man shows and he is widely regarded as an important contemporary artist.