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Derek Menary


Torn Image - a painting by Derek Menary


‘Torn Image’ 70cm x 50cm


Edge of a memory - a painting by Derek Menary

‘Edge of a memory’ 90cm x 60cm



Nocturne - a painting by Derek Menary

‘Nocturne’ 90cm x 60cm  


Passage of the Saints - a painting by Derek Menary

‘Passage of the Saints’ 70cm x 90 cm


A road west - a painting by Derek Menary


‘A road west’ 60cm x 75cm


Beach, Sormy Weather - a painting by Derek Menary
‘Beach, Stormy Weather’ 40x50cm

 Hight Provenance - a painting by Derek Menary
‘High Provenance – series 2’ 60cm x 80cm

Born
in Belfast, Derek Menary (DW) initially studied under G.G. McCann,
then at Belfast College of Art, followed by a Studentship with Belfast
Arts Theatre.

From 1964-69, the artist worked in the professional theatre
and BBC Television (London).
In 1970, he became a student at Dartington College of Arts,
Devon.
From 1973 to 1989, as well as painting, he worked as a teacher/lecturer.


Derek Menary has exhibited widely, both in the UK and abroad, including London
Contemporary Art Fairs 1990-96; Art Europa, Geneva; Miami Art Fair, Florida; The
Royal Academy; Royal West of England Academy: The Royal Ulster Academy and Bath
Contemporary Art Fair.

Major exhibitions include galleries in London, Belfast, Dublin, Bristol,
Southampton and Glasgow.


Collections/Purchases include:


The Royal Bank of Scotland
The National Trust
The Arts Council of Ireland
The Arts Council of Northern Ireland
Office of Public Works, Dublin
IBM
First Trust Bank Ireland
Aer Lingus
Tresco Estate

Private collections in UK/Europe/USA/Australia
Lord and Lady Ivor
Windsor
Rt. Hon. Merlyn Rees
Norwegian Embassy, London
Virgin
Music

His work
has been reviewed extensively in leading magazines and journals
including Art Review and Irish Times.

Awards

1979  Painting Bursary, West
Midlands Arts
1982  Exhibition Bursary, Arts Council of Great Britain (Eastern
Arts)

Major Exhibitions
include:

1975 Upper Street Gallery,
Islington, London
1976 Arts Council of Northern Ireland
1976/1981 Oxford Gallery,Oxford
1977 Project Arts Centre, Dublin (Sponsored by Irish Arts Council)
1978 Compass Gallery, Glasgow  (Sponsored by Scottish
Arts Council)
1978 Ibis Gallery (West Midland Arts), Leamington Spa, England
1982 Harlow Playhouse Gallery (Sponsored by Eastern Arts)
1987 Fenderesky Gallery, Belfast
1989 Cavehill Gallery, Belfast
1989 The Eye Gallery, Bristol
1989/1990 Studio Gallery, Bristol
1991 Mina Renton Fine Art, London
1991 Gallery Tresco, Scilly Isles
1991 The Salthouse Gallery, St. Ives
1992/1993 Sweet Waters Gallery, London
1993/1995/1997/1999/2001 On Line Gallery Southampton
1993/1995/1997 Salon des Arts, 9 Palace Gate, London
1993/1994/2002/2004/2014 Tom Caldwell Gallery, Belfast
1999 Goldmark Gallery, Rutland, England
2015 McKenna
Gallery, Omagh, N. Ireland

 Group Exhibitions

1977   Visual Art 1977, Limerick
1978   Irish Exhibition of Living Art, Dublin
1979   Le Troisieme Salon du Petite Format, Gallery 34
Paris
1982/85/86  Royal Academy
London
1984  Cork Street Fine Art, London
1984-1986  Curwen Gallery, London
1986  Fenderesky Gallery, Belfast
1986/1993   Wills Lane Gallery, St Ives
1989-1992 Royal Ulster Academy,  Annual Exhibition,
Belfast
1989  London Contemporary Art Fair, Eye Gallery, Bristol
1990  Art London ’90, Olympia, Eye Gallery, Bristol
1990/1991  Royal West of England Academy,
Annual Exhibition
1991  Art London ’91, Islington, Studio International, Birmingham
1991/1992  Bath Contemporary Art Fair,
Studio
International, Bristol
1991 Gallery Tresco, Scilly Isles
1991  London International Contemporary Art Fair,  Studio International, Bristol
1991/1992  Bohun Gallery, Henley-on-Thames
1991/2009  On Line Gallery, Southampton
1992  Geneva Contemporary Art Fair, Studio International,  Bristol
1992/1993 Miami Art Fair,
Sweet Waters Gallery, London
1992/1993 Sweet Waters Gallery, London
1993-1995 Art London, Islington, Tom Caldwell Galleries,
Ireland
1993-2012 Tom Caldwell Galleries, Ireland
1996  Art London, Islington, Rob
Whittle Fine Art, Birmingham
1996  Art London ’96, Anthony
Hepworth Fine Art,
Bath
1996-1997  Adam Gallery, Bath
1997-2001  Parkview Fine Paintings, Bristol
1999-2006  Goldmark Gallery, Rutland, England
1999-2010  Leinster Gallery, Dublin
1999-2008  Sandford Gallery, Ranelagh, Dublin


1999-2004  Gallery 148, Holywood,
Northern Ireland
1999-2007  Albany Gallery, Cardiff
1999-2012  Rob Whittle Fine Art, Birmingham
1999-2007  Somerville Gallery, Plymouth
2004-2017  Bebb Fine Art, Ludlow
2005-2012  Jonathan Poole Gallery, UK
2006-2009  Fosse Gallery, Stow-on-the-Wold
2009- 2017  Artmill Gallery, Plymouth
2009- 2017  McKenna Gallery, Omagh, Northern Ireland

 Other Exhibitions


1974 With John Cowan Photographer, Oxfordshire

 

1993  Sweet Waters Gallery, London
2003  Gallery 148, Holywood  County Down
2016 Boyle Festival,
Ireland

Work illustrated drawn from period 1990 –
2017


Beach, Tresco - a painting by Derek Menary


‘Beach, Tresco’ mixed media 50x70cm


Autumn Fields 1 - a painting by Derek Menary

‘Autumn Fields 1’  mixed media 50x70cm


Landscape with Gate Lodge - a painting by Derek Menary

Landscape with Gate Lodge’  mixed media 35x50cm


Passage of the Saints series - a painting by Derek Menary

Passage of the Saints series’ mixed media 60x45cm


Passage of the Saints series 1998 - a painting by Derek Menary


Passage of the Saints series’  1998 mixed media 50x68cm


Passage of the Saints series - a painting by Derek Menary

Passage of the Saints series’  mixed media 70x50cm


Icon - a painting by Derek Menary
‘Icon’, Gold leaf 30x15cm


In the quiet of a moment - a painting by Derek Menary
‘In the quiet of a moment’ (3) mixed media 100x70cm


Elusive Thoughts - a painting by Derek Menary

Elusive Thoughts’ mixed media 60x40cm


Reluctant Bride - a painting by Derek Menary
‘Reluctant Bride’  mixed media 55x40cm


In the quiet of a moment 4 - a painting by Derek Menary
‘In the quiet of a moment’ (4) mixed media 100x70cm


Dreamtime - a painting by Derek Menary

Dreamtime 55x35cm


Dancer - a painting by Derek Menary
‘Dancer’ mixed media 90x70cm


Puppeteer - a painting by Derek Menary
‘Puppeteer’ mixed media 70x50cm


The Whisper - a painting by Derek Menary

‘The Whisper 70x50cm


Girl, Remembered Figures - a painting by Derek Menary
Girl, Remembered Figures’  mixed media 40x35cm


Reluctant Bride series - a painting by Derek Menary

‘Reluctant Bride’ Series 70x50cm


In the quiet of a moment 5 - a painting by Derek Menary
‘In the quiet of a moment’ (5)  mixed
media100x70cm


Nude, Mary Magdalene - a painting by Derek Menary

‘Nude, Mary Magdalene’ mixed media 55x40cm


Not Quite an Angel - a painting by Derek Menary
‘Not Quite an Angel’  2007 70x50cm


Homage to Frida Kahlo - a painting by Derek Menary
Homage to Frida Kahlo’ mixed media 70x50cm


Composite Figure Studies series - a painting by Derek Menary
‘Composite Figure Studies series’ 60x50cm


Passing Demesne - a painting by Derek Menary
‘Passing Demesne’ mixed media 40x60cm


High Provenance - a painting by Derek Menary

‘High Provence’ 90cm x 60cm


Harvest Ridge - a painting by Derek Menary
‘Harvest Ridge’  (study) mixed media 25x35cms


October Hill - a painting by Derek Menary

‘October Hill’ mixed media 90x60cm


Spring Light - a painting by Derek Menary

‘Spring Light’ mixed media 50x70cm


Galway Winter - a painting by Derek Menary
‘Galway Winter’ mixed media 50x70cm

 


After Balthus - a painting by Derek Menary
After
Balthus’ 70x50cm


After Goya, series B - a painting by Derek Menary
‘After Goya’ series B  90cmx60cm


After Goya, series A - a painting by Derek Menary
After Goya’ series A  50cmx35cm

 

 


After Manet, series A - a painting by Derek Menary
After Manet’  series A 30x90cm

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