Tuesday 16 October 2018

Artist at home in the hills at Clara 

This interview was probably supposed to be about Patrick Walshe's award winning accommodation which has become popular on Airbnb - but there were just too many side-tracks. The immaculately converted farm building is a model of how to turn an unconsidered structure into a worthwhile tourism venture - small wonder that it attracted an award. Yet before he showed the visiting reporter around, first we had to discuss his background as a chef and as an entrepreneur, not to mention his career as a painter.