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The Seamus Ennis Art Centre Presents:


By: Derval Freeman


We are delighted to have Derval Freeman exhibit her new work "Wanderings" in our Easter Snow Gallery. Derval, a graduate of Limerick School of Art and Design grew up just outside the small town of Nenagh, Co. Tipperary and around the time of her leaving cert, her family relocated to the countryside of East County Clare, just outside Limerick City. Since graduating from LSAD (1996), Derval has been painting on and off over the years where ever her personal life would allow. Today she paints on a more permanent basis at her home studio in Co. Wicklow and has been for the past number of years.

Her solo exhibition will showcase new work that she has developed over the past year out of lockdown restrictions. It is work that explores her love of colour and the freedom of letting go through abstraction and expressive drawings and mark making. She has been pushing abstraction in the series and paints intuitively, letting the painting almost dictate what to do next. With inspirations from her daily life, childhood memories and her passion for astronomy and the night skies, some of the work includes her experiences and inspirations while in residence at Cill Rialaig artist's retreat in Ballinskelligs, Co. Kerry earlier this year.

This exhibition hopes to be an individual experience for the viewer where they are drawn in on a journey of their own meaning and interpretation that is open and free to all.