A large scale work in progress.. It’s a question of what survives and what must give in.
‘Sheep Farmer’ 70x70cm When out sketching in the open landscape today I met a sheep farmer who was walking up the hill towards where I was stood doing some sketches. He stopped to ask what I was painting and I told him I was just doing some abstracted sketches of what I’m seeing. He wonderedContinue reading “Trail Series”
I am the observer, less the creator.. This is where my painting is taking me right now.. It may look like an entirely different artist’s work but if you really look at it, it’s not.. I’m letting go of order and expectation. That being entirely from my own expectation and criticism within my own institution..Continue reading “Observer – Creator.. the Same”
My first art swop with fellow artist Michael Gemmell.. and Limerick School of Art and Design graduate.. I am truly honored to swop with such a talented artist who was tutored by John Shinnors and both of whom I’ve admired since discovering their work during my early years as an artist. I am completely inspiredContinue reading “Art Swop”
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 shortContinue reading “Pushing Abstraction”
Taken on my phone for now, this painting is finished as of right now. After talking to a visitor to my studio today about my work, on how it comes together and where it comes from, made me think a lot more about my art and the direction it’s going. This piece I thought wasContinue reading “Just Now 280107”
‘Djouce Summit’One of 4 digital photographs as part of my exhibition, February 27th to March 12th. Opens March 3rd at 7pm.
SOLACE Exhibition of Painting and Photography by DERVAL FREEMAN INVITATION February 27th – March 12th 2017 SIGNAL ARTS CENTRE Albert Avenue, Bray, Co. Wicklow Opening March 3rd – 7pm to 9pm
‘Don’t Let The Mountain Out’
Here’s a little piece of my studio floor. Some things brought inside.
Something new from yesterday. I will be updating my ‘current work’ area with some new paintings shortly. This piece here is oil and mixed media on stretched paper. Approx 35cm x 50cm
Today’s location of inspiration. Taken on my iPhone, here a few clips of what excites me today. They will most likely become part of some of my next pieces. The atmosphere was stark and warm and the only sounds were of nature itself.
Painting on my wall titled ‘Carin’, from a previous series. Abstract landscape drawn from my previous environment back home in Co.Clare. This piece is for sale
This is a work in progress.. I never know where a painting will go when I begin and sometimes I wonder more for the finished ones.. It’s hard to put a ‘stop point’ on a work at times. I think it’s more organic than that.. It’s interesting how the dialogue changes through creating a visualContinue reading “Work In Progress # ‘stop point’ “