Finding balance in every way is relevant to how we live and exist.
Looking out from Crone woods over Powerscourt and Djouce woods.
Trying to fix a painting.. inspired by thoughts and visual awareness from my hike today..well yesterday now.. terrains, tree felling, January sunset, tree stumps, wild winds over Lough Tay and spying on sparrow hawk trying to fly against the winds.. .
Pushing and pushing this painting till I’m happy with it.. a real challenge with this one I have to say but we seem to be coming to some agreement somewhere at the minuit..who knows.. Tree circles are very much embed in my mind especially since my hike yesterday..too many trees have been wiped out inContinue reading “Abstract In Progress – Part 1”
Things that caught my eye while out hill walking in some of my favourite places yesterday and today. How light changes.. How thoughts move..
This new painting I’ve just begun today has set out with undertones of warm earth colours. Burnt sienna and raw umber mixed across the canvas with cadmium reds and yellows. The light is mixed with lemon yellow and naples yellow and white.. This is only the first layer, the next one will change everything. WatchContinue reading “Palette”
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”
This was meant to be a study for a new painting but I feel it’s painted itself to a place I already.. Who knows.. In progress..
Here is a short video piece of me explaining my painting technique, what materials I use and where my inspirations come from. For any inquiries about my paintings and their availability, send me an email email@example.com or you can go to my contact page here on my website.
‘Entering The Dream’, the title of this painting and of my upcoming solo exhibition in Ranalagh Arts, Dublin in just 2 weeks time. I hope to bring a piece of the forest and my surrounding rural landscape into the city for a little space in time.. I have a passion for exploring forests and beingContinue reading “Exhibition ‘Entering the Dream’”
Pieces of recently finished painting for my next upcoming solo exhibition in Dublin in a few weeks. Details to follow.
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..
Wet Boots’ 20x20cm Oil and beeswax on canvas This painting although previously thought finished, had been sticking out from the rest here in my studio the past few months looking to rework its ending.. So today I gave in.. there is a fear in reworking an old painting but it’s a fear that drives meContinue reading “Reworked”
Some of my recent and past paintings on sale at Guinness Gallery, Foxrock, amongst lots of other contemporary art and crafts from other artist. Drop in and have a look!
This is something I am working on at present.. I find it hard to ‘stop painting’ sometimes..it’s like my conscience is whispering to stop but I can’t. Physically, I feel compelled to work some of my paintings up and up until they are almost smothered.. that is where I ‘go’ when I surround myself withContinue reading “When?”
One of my paintings, ‘I Am Consumed’ selected for Signal Open 2017, 5th annual group exhibition. The show runs from August 14th to August 27th, with opening reception on Friday 14th at 7pm, Signal Arts Centre, Bray, Co. Wicklow.
A closer look at painting, ‘I Am Consumed’, 50cm x 50cm, Oil mixed media on canvas. I used beeswax, sand and pine needles.
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”
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