Trail Series

‘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 wondered if there was a market for that and the conversation went on to his days in school and how he hated it.. I responded with the same feeling and said how I loved the art class though. He was out walking up the hills looking for his sheep and asked if I’d seen any on my trail. That’s was it really..Its the small things..

This is my new painting ‘Sheep Farmer’

and today’s experience prompted me to title my new series of paintings

‘Trails’

Sheep Farmer
Sheep Farmer, 70x70cm Oil on Canvas

 

 

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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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White World

Moving on with this current work in progress and this newly begun small little painting, I hope for the colour to return soon in this white snowy February we are having right now..

Studio #121617

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.

The Copper House

Its getting closer to my show the end of the month, with 20 days to go. I am busy getting my paintings framed and photographs printed. I have 4 digital original prints included in the exhibition and this is one below where The Copper House in Dublin city centre had some very kind words to share. Their recent post quoted below on their Facebook page about my photographs which were printed onto a high quality fine art lustre paper and then framed in a box, glassed frame.

Here is what they had to say!

The Copper House- We were very pleased with our job of framing the Lustre Fine Art prints with black frames of Derval Freeman Artists work.

They are absolutely magnificent pieces and look very polished.
We would like to promote Derval Freemans’ Exhibition of Paintings and Photography Entitled ‘Solace’, as she is an amazing artist who deserves more recognition.

The upcoming exhibition Solace will be held in SignalArts Centre, Bray, Ireland at the end of the month. The opening is March 3rd and runs from February 27th to March 12th. We hope to see you all there!

“These photograph were taken on my Nikon D800 of places where I go for inspiration for my painting. When I am out on walks in the mountains and forests of Wicklow, Ireland, exploring and taking in the atmosphere I photograph things that take my interest. Some photographs I like to take just to keep as a photography piece however, a lot of the time the photographs are reference to the start point of a painting.”

Inspired yet? Come along to the exhibition!

Opening March 3rd – 7pm to 9pm

Click on the image to go to page.

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‘Content’ Digital Photograph 16″ x 12″

Digital Landscapes

As part of my upcoming exhibition titled ‘Solace’, I will have 4 digital landscape photographs on exhibit at Signal Arts Centre, Bray, Co. Wicklow. It runs from February 27th to March 12th with opening reception March 3rd at 7pm. All are welcome!

Layers

New paintings, new layers