Derek Menary

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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Last updated 31 Aug 2017

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