We are delighted to present an exhibition of new work by one of Ireland's most important contemporary painters, Eamon Colman.  In this, the artist’s second solo exhibition with Solomon, Colman presents a new series of works which lead us into restless and transcendent landscapes. Blending the figurative and the abstract and layering ideas as he does materials, Colman extracts elements of his local landscape and its history to form vibrant and dynamic compositions. His use of collage and his patchwork style of colour and pattern captures the constant motion and shifting perspective of the explored terrain.


Born in Dublin in 1957, Eamon Colman studied in the Trinity College, Dublin Art Workshop and the National College of Art and Design, Dublin, beginning a full-time professional career in 1979. He was Chairperson of the Artists Association of Ireland (1993-1995) and elected President of The European Council of Artists (1995-2000).  In recognition of his major contribution to Irish culture, Eamon Colman was elected a member of Aosdána in 2007 and to the Toscairi in 2018.


Colman’s work is represented in many major public collections including: The Arts Council of Ireland; The Danish Arts Council; The Office of Public Works - Government Collection; The Irish Museum of Modern Art (Gordon Lambert Collection); Tralee Regional Technical College; Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast; AIB Bank; Bank of Ireland; KPMG; Smurfit Kappa PLC; Citibank; Deutsche Bank; Accenture; Fyffes Ireland; Delta Airlines; De Vere’s private collection and various private collections worldwide.

Eamon Colman: Thinking Like a Mountain