The Artist Statement..a fear

It is very hard to sit down and write ‘what my art is about’. I never really get it right! that’s true for years!.. So every now and again I try to re-write my artist statement with the hope I’m understood that bit better..

‘Eltanin’
Oil on Canvas
80cm x 80cm x 4cm
SOLD

Lots of things come to mind when I paint and for lots of reasons I have the need to paint. Making art is the best way for me to express what I can’t put into words or sometimes even understand.. We live in a small corner of a small planet in a tiny universe.. where there are infinite galaxies and beyond, beyond, beyond… space is continuously expanding too by the way..

In any case.. the link here is a small indication and the rest is up to you the viewer.

I want you to interpret my art your way because it is also for you! 🙂

New Paintings

I am excited to have just added new work 6 to my site. This is a new series of paintings which I am continuing into 2019, so there will be more to follow in the coming year. I hope you enjoy what I have so far in this series!

Pushing Abstraction

My current new series is all about pushing abstraction more than I have ever done before. Responding to my surrounding landscape and being so passionate about nature, forests and the open landscape. The colours are influenced by the bright vibrant summer light that is being experienced here in Ireland lately.

This is only a short rough video idea on the current direction I am taking and I am very excited about it indeed!

Have a look here on my Instagram ( https://www.instagram.com/dervalfreem… ) if you are interested to see more of my everyday visual diary and art in progress.

Into Abstraction

 

 

Photos and detail of current work in progress

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Untitled 1 120x100cm

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‘Yellow Field’ 40x40cm

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Yellow Field – Detail

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Yellow Field – Detail

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Untitled 2

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Detail 2

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Detail 2

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Detail 2

Pine Shadows

Perhaps the title is decided for this next piece. A work in progress- I just painted another layer onto the painting, playing with tree poses and silhouettes. 

  
Recalling the dark sky descending onto the treetops where the clouds met the forest fog, from my viewpoint inside the woods with wet socks and warm feet, I just observe..