A new body of work by artist Derval Freeman goes on exhibit at Signal Arts Centre running this August the 16th to the 29th. Titled, ‘A Way to Equilibrium’ her paintings began as a journey back into abstraction focusing on drawing, colour, shape and composition. Since graduating from Limerick School of Art and Design, Derval’s style has evolved over 25 years or more and her exhibition will showcase a significant change in her direction, especially over these past two years. Her art is an exploration and response to life, nature and the wonders of the universe. She paints in oils and cold wax medium and often begins with the drawing. Her paintings can be described as playful and vibrantly colourful with a thick application, in contrast with washes of bright sweeping colour transparencies.