Observer – Creator.. the Same

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..

Abstraction is very hard but it’s also very freeing. It requires trust and inner connection, but to let go of question and fear..

I find myself painting over abandoned paintings lately and it comes with no hesitation when I’m returning to it.. Even the harshest of endings..

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Art Swop

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 inspired with this abstraction titled ‘The Burren in Autumn’ Oil on Canvas, 40x50cm

Swooped with my ‘Unfolding Autumn’ Oil and mixed media on canvas, 30x30cm

Now I am going to paint something new just to mark the moment.. More artists should be doing this.. it’s a phenomenal experience!..

Thank you Michael!

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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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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 was finished a week ago, until this afternoon. But now it is there I think. I am ecstatic. Come see it at my exhibition in February, opening March 3rd, Signal Arts Centre, Bray 🙂

On Exhibit soon

‘Djouce Summit’One of 4 digital photographs as part of my exhibition, February 27th to March 12th. Opens March 3rd at 7pm. 

Exhibition Invitation :: SOLACE

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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