Entering The Dream

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 painted in oils mixed with bees wax, otherwise known as ‘cold wax technique’ where I melted the wax and mix with turpentine to make a thick paste when cooled down. This is then mixed in with my oil paints to a consistency that is thick but vibrant in colour giving a mat finish and dries quicker. I surfaced the canvas with pine needles and sand letting it dry before applying the paint and wax, something I do in most of my painting.

 

Yellow Storm
‘Entering The Dream’ Oil, Wax on Canvas 40x40cm
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Before The Fall

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 soon to be gone until next year, when the cycle begins again..

Solace : : Whats On Show

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 look any day between now and March 12th. With guest speaker Derek Dean, a talented musician and author who will be opening the exhibition, there is a great evening in store!.
 
Here is my world, so I hope you enjoy!
 
Music by the amazingly talented and inspirational man in my life, Torsten Kinsella with his twin Niels Kinsella from band God Is An Astronaut Song titled, Fragile.
Click here, https://youtu.be/vdQff83HwQs or on the image to view.
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‘Souvenirs’ 120cm x 120cm Oil, Mixed Media on Canvas

New Painting

‘Solace’

Oil, Mixed Media on Canvas, 61cm x 61cm

The light changes so much in the forest as I walk through it almost every day. I feel apart of the surrounding atmosphere and I absorb all of its virtues through all my senses.

The enormity of the trees,

the scent,

the colours,

the light,

the sounds,

the movements.

Solace 61cm x 61cm Oil, Mixed Media on Canvas
Solace Oil, Mixed Media on Canvas 61cm x 61cm

16th Annual Group Exhibition

Two of my most recent paintings titled, ‘Tall Trees’ and ‘Campfire’, will be exhibited next week at Signal Arts Centre 16th Annual Members Exhibition, 1 Albert Avenue, Bray Co. Wicklow. The show runs from May 23rd to June 5th 2016, with the opening May 29th 3pm to 5pm. All are welcome!

Signal Arts SAS Members Exhibition 2016
Signal Arts Centre 16th Annual Members Exhibition

 

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Two of my paintings showing at Signal Arts Center SAS Exhibition 2016. The show runs from May 23rd to June 5th 2016, with the opening May 29th 3pm to 5pm.

 

Tall-Trees
‘Tall Trees’, Oil, Mixed Media on Canvas 20cm x 21cm

 

Campfire
‘Campfire’, Oil, Mixed Media on Canvas 26cm x 21cm

New Irish Art

I’ve recently been added to a great online Irish artist community New Irish Art

Have a peek!

Derval Freeman - New Irish Art
The work of Derval Freeman can also be viewed on the New Irish Art website http://www.newirishart.com , very reputable non-profit platform showcasing the new work from emerging artists all over Ireland.

 

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Sections of detail from a work in progress. All my new work is inspired by my walks and explorations of the Wicklow mountains and forests.