Orla Walsh is a Pop Artist and proud Mum to three girls. She is inspired by family life and the nostalgia of everyday items. Her first set of Ketchup bottles were bought by the Heinz HQ in Pittsburg. Her other images capture the emotional history of irish products. Her depictions of the iconic Irish brands such as Tayto, Guinness and Jacobs pull at our heartstrings and have gained her an international following.
Because I am a Girl I ask…my daughters take care of each other
Because I am a Girl I believe…in love and marriage
Because I am a Girl I hope…for a long happy life with my husband and three girls
Because I am a Girl I wonder…if the scales in my bathroom are broken
Because I am a Girl I dream…very weird dreams, last night Terry Wogan was driving a Winnebago and my parents were travelling with him and they had parked outside my house!
Because I am a Girl I remember…my first trip to town with my Mother to buy an outfit for Christmas
Because I am a Girl I like…drawing for hours on end, time disappears and I am so content
Because I am a Girl I dislike…women who don’t vote
Because I am a Girl I feel…emotional around new born babies and cry when a bride walks up the aisle even if I don’t know them well
Because I am a Girl I celebrate…my birthday every year for a week.
– Orla Walsh