Making some studies for my next painting. This is a change of colour and mood from my recent work.. I am looking at the atmosphere in a different way and seeing where it goes.
‘Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going? In the last couple of years, I often found myself referring back to this painting.. Gauguin is a painter I took a real interest in when I decided to go back and study the history of art and design in UL (certificate) aContinue reading “Where? What? Where?”
My most recent painting entitled ‘Entering The Dream’. A visual description of being immersed in my surroundings deep in the forest. A recall of flickering light through movement, of fast changing seasonal colours, of mood and atmosphere, of sounds and scents and of the euphoric warmth that it brings to me. The piece is paintedContinue reading “Entering The Dream”
I am delighted to be joining other artists next week for the Annual Christmas Art Exhibition 2017 at Schoolhouse For Art The Square, Enniskerry Village, Co. Wicklow. The show opens next Friday evening on the 1st of December at 7pm and I will have 3 of my most recent new paintings on exhibit. Enniskerry isContinue reading “Christmas Exhibition Enniskerry”
Some of my recent and past paintings on sale at Guinness Gallery, Foxrock, amongst lots of other contemporary art and crafts from other artist. Drop in and have a look!
This is something I am working on at present.. I find it hard to ‘stop painting’ sometimes..it’s like my conscience is whispering to stop but I can’t. Physically, I feel compelled to work some of my paintings up and up until they are almost smothered.. that is where I ‘go’ when I surround myself withContinue reading “When?”
When I feel I am nearing the conclusion of a painting, I gather a lot of mixed thoughts and feelings about how it should finish.. it’s the worst and best feeling.. I am limboed with the contemplation of a work in progress..there is a fine line between absolute euphoria and complete failure.. you need aContinue reading “Questions, Questions..”
August.. The most violet of months out in the open landscape of Ireland. Mountains covered in heather of all shades of violets. It is a magical place to walk, up there in the mountains around this time of year. Those reddened violets and purples, all about to wither into golden browns and yellows and soonContinue reading “Before The Fall”
One of my paintings, ‘I Am Consumed’ selected for Signal Open 2017, 5th annual group exhibition. The show runs from August 14th to August 27th, with opening reception on Friday 14th at 7pm, Signal Arts Centre, Bray, Co. Wicklow.
I can’t believe contact studios is closing.. As a former member from the year when the studios were first established back in 1997, this is very saddening to see happen. Back in the year of 1996 after graduating from Limerick School of Art and Design, I had no space to continue painting. I didn’t knowContinue reading “Contact Studios”
In the studio working on new paintings.
Walking down the trail from Maulin and I stop in the woods..
Here’s a small piece of footage with some photographs towards the end of video, from last Friday’s opening reception of Solace exhibition with guest speaker, Derek Dean. Click on image to view
This is a short video composition of whats on show for my current exhibition titled Solace. It shows brief visual detail of the work’s surface textures and some of how they were created. Please feel welcome to come to the opening on Friday March 3rd at 7pm or pop in to have a lookContinue reading “Solace : : Whats On Show”
In this weeks issue of the Wicklow Voice today. Issue February 24th 2017, ahead of Solace Exhibition next week. A short interview on page 10 with the very talented poet and journalist, Brian Quigley. Have a read further down. focus on faces – Derval Freeman How’s life? Great! Very busy at the moment though.Continue reading “Interview : : Focus on Faces”
A closer look at painting, ‘Growth’ 100cm x 100cm, Oil, Mixed Media on Canvas I use beeswax in a lot of my paintings and here I mixed it into a thick opacity with the oils. Also on the surface of this painting I incorporated the found little pieces of the forest floor including pine needles,Continue reading “Painting : : Growth”
A closer look at painting, ‘I Am Consumed’, 50cm x 50cm, Oil mixed media on canvas. I used beeswax, sand and pine needles.
A piece from VAI (Visual Artists Ireland) about my upcoming solo show in less than 2 weeks Solace | Derval Freeman at Signal Arts Centre 27 February to 12 March Opening Reception: Friday 3 March 7pm Signal Arts Centre is delighted to present ‘Solace, an exhibition of paintings and photography by Derval Freeman. Derval’s paintingsContinue reading “VAI”