I am very happy to be part of this exhibition titled ‘Bealtaine’ which has been curated by Robin Savage and Chris Gray of Carrickahowley Gallery, Portland, Maine USA. The show consists of six invited contemporary irish artists to exhibit work in celebration of Bealtaine festival 2022 in association with the Irish Maine Heritage Center in Portland USA. A small discription from one of the curators, Robin Savage.

…This exhibit juxtaposes the work of five Irish contemporary artists working in different media and in divergent creative practices, from printmaking in Susan Early’s aquatints to Derval Freeman’s “abstract expressionism,” to Eamon Colman’s abstractions of imaginary fictional landscapes, to Judy Carroll Deeley’s collages, to Sinead Lawless’ experiments in chromatic portraits and figurative impastos. Such breadth certainly highlights the various creative impulses of contemporary art in the present moment, demanding new approaches through overlayed and reinvented techniques and materials—a kind of contemporary re-imagining perfect for this Bealtaine festival and the energies of spring…read more here.

Delighted to be amongst these very talented artists, Eamon Coleman, Judy Carroll Deeley, Susan Early and Sinead Lawless.

The exhibition can be viewed here

My paintings selected for the exhibition

Derval Freeman

Prices and more information can be viewed on the gallery’s website here.

Published by Derval Freeman

Graduate of Limerick School of Art and Design 1996 Fine art painter and photographer

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