Bernard Fleming ASGFA
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Lives in Co. Wexford in south-east Ireland. Originally from Fermoy, Co. Cork, Irl., initially attended Cork School of Art but left to self-train. Previously lived and worked mostly in London and Melbourne. Work is held in private collections in Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Holland, England, Wales, France and Ireland; makes paintings, pastels, prints, drawings, and considers portrait commission requests.
Recent Career & Exhibition History
2016 The 95th Society of Graphic Fine Art (UK Drawing Society) Annual Exhibition, Menier Gallery, 51 Southwark St., London. Elected a Full Member of The Society of Graphic Fine Art. www.sgfa.org.uk
2015 The 185th Royal Hibernian Academy Annual Exhibition, Dublin.
2014 The 184th Royal Hibernian Academy Annual Exhibition, Dublin. Eigse Annual Open Submission Exhibition, Carlow, Ireland.
2013 The 92nd Society of Graphic Fine Art (UK Drawing Society) Annual Exhibition, London. Elected an Associate Member of the SGFA.
2012 The 91st Society of Graphic Fine Art Annual Exhibition, London.
2011 The 90th Society of Graphic Fine Art Annual Exhibition, London.
Off The Wall Gallery, Cardiff. Summer exhibition.
2007 The Hunt Museum, Limerick, Ireland. Group Show.
Irish Youth Foundation, UK, London. Group Show.
2006 Royal Hibernian Academy 176th Annual Exhibition, Dublin.
Dyehouse Gallery, Waterford, Irl. Group exhibition.
2005 Royal Hibernian Academy 175th Annual Exhibition, Dublin.
Eigse Open Exhibition, Carlow, Ireland.
‘CASe05’, The Lavitt Gallery, Cork, Ireland.
2003 Contemporary Irish Artists, Wexford Opera Festival Exhibition, Ireland.
2002 Solo Exhibition, Wexford Opera Festival.
Solo Exhibition, Cockleshell Art Centre, Wexford.
2013 The Stabilo International Award for A Highly Commended Work in Monochrome, SGFA, London.
2012 The Stabilo International Award for A Highly Commended Work in Monochrome, SGFA, London.
2014 Cork Evening Echo, ‘Portrait of David Roche of Fermoy’, dig. ed. 31-05-2014.
Avondhu Press, ‘Portrait of David Roche of Fermoy’.
2013 SGFA UK Journal’s Image of The Month (‘Evening Echo’), Sept., 2013; Interview: http://fb.me/29SfOGxIX
Editor’s Choice, (‘Portrait of A Girl.), Leisure Painter art magazine, UK. May issue.
A picture is begun with a loose attachment to the composition; one might not assume to be fully conscious of one’s own idea at the outset. It is in the ensuing skilled struggle for resolution that we court an unconscious intervention which may lift an idea into full consciousness, realisation and authenticity of mood. This transformational engagement is essential in exploring the possibility of creating that which we experience as soul in visual art.