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Oriel Fach

Ceramic reliefs and drawings by Paul Roche

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Stairs

Photographs by Jane Eve Dixon

Spirit of the Druid 3


Main gallery 3D area

Assorted ceramics and jewellery by students and well-known artists

 

 

 

 

Eamon Colman

5 April to 10 May

 

Eamon Colman was born in Dublin in 1957. He studied at the Trinity College Art Workshops, and at the Night Degree in Education Course at the National College of Art and Design in Dublin. He has been a full-time painter for more than thirty years and has held over thirty solo exhibitions within Ireland and internationally.

At home, he exhibits regularly at his representative gallery: Hillsboro Fine Art, Dublin. A major mid-term exhibition of his work was held at the R.H.A. Dublin in 1996, accompanied by a monograph by Brian McAvera, Dreams from the Lions Head, the Work of Eamon Colman. A 25-year retrospective of his work is featured in a Gandon Edition publication by John O Reagan (ed.), Profile 25 – Eamon Colman.

He came to prominence in the early 1980s with his distinctive use and detailed layering of colour and shapes which evoke landscape. He is a walker who adopts an anthropological and ethnographic approach to his work, exploring landscape and places of pilgrimage, as he did when he walked to the source of the Ganges River in Nepal or white-water-rafted down the Colorado River, living with a native American Indian en route. His intention is to give voice to an encounter, portraying subjects such as snoring owls, trees, rivers, snow, rain, memory and time, and to that which bares the trace of human significance, as an imprint of a culture through the use of paint and colour. The experiential feeds his paintings as an elaboration of nature itself, as felt through his imagination.

He has worked extensively in art education programmes: as part of the Outreach Programme by the Irish Museum of Modern Art 1996–2003; as a mentor in Pavee Point 2000–2005; as well as working in areas of arts and health at Crumlin Children’s Hospital.

His awards include a one-year residency to India by the Calcutta Artists Union and First Prize in Painting at E V & A, as well as a residency to the uninhabited Arctic Circle Island of Hirsholmene by the Danish Arts Council, all in 1998.

His work has featured as part of major group exhibitions all over the world. He lives in County Kilkenny with his wife – artist Pauline O'Connell.

For more details of his achievements, please see his full biography or CV.

 

(Measurements are height x width cm)

1 (centre left) Winter Notebook 1; Mixed media on panel; 14 x 48; £600
2 (top left) Winter Notebook 2; Mixed media on panel; 14 x 48; £600
3 (2nd centre ) Winter Notebook 3; Mixed media on panel; 28 x 40; £750
4 (bottom left) Winter Notebook 4; Mixed media on panel; 14 x 48; £600
5 (3rd centre ) Winter Notebook 5; Mixed media on panel; 28 x 40; £750
6 (bottom right) Winter Notebook 6; Mixed media on panel; 28 x 40; £750
7 (top right) Winter Notebook 7; Mixed media on panel; 28 x 40; £750
8 (4th centre ) Winter Notebook 8; Mixed media on panel; 14 x 48; £600

9 Hanging precariously, rain comes slowly from the south
Oil on Somerset paper
142 x 142
£1,700

10 In Winter white the Willy Wagtail
dipped and sang

Acrylic and oil on Somerset paper
142 x 142
£5,800

11 Dawn nets set to capture the lofty endeavour
of the human spirit
Acrylic and oil on Somerset paper
142 x 142
£5,800

12 Silent and buoyant the Screech Owl lifts and
flies Angel-like to the north

Acrylic and oil on Somerset paper
142 x 142
£5,800

13 Morning swim by a sultan’s tower
Acrylic and oil on Somerset paper
142 x 142
£5,800

14 A light white iron wind
Oil on Somerset paper
60 x 91
£1,700

15 Make the morning from the heart of night
Oil on Somerset paper
60 x 91
£1,700

16 From below the horizon line iridescent nacreous
clouds reflect

Oil on Somerset paper
60 x 91
£1,700

17 The benignant touch of half hearted precipitation
Oil on Somerset paper
60 x 91
£1,700

18 Viscosity of a crystal moon gave the night its property
Oil on Somerset paper
60 x 91
£1,700

 

Contact

Email: paulinefire@gmail.com

Website: www.eamoncolman.com