Captures the Beauty and Wonder of Nature

Eamon Colman was born in Dublin in 1957 and he now lives and works in Kilkenny. He is one of Ireland’s most popular and critically acclaimed contemporary painters. Through the use of bright, bold colours and abstractions of trees or other vegetation, Colman’s paintings capture the beauty and wonder of nature.

View “Soul Tree” within the collection

Soul Tree by Eamon Colman

Soul Tree by Eamon Colman

View “Out of Dark” within the collection

Out of Dark by Eamon Colman

Out of Dark by Eamon Colman

As Brian McAvera states in his essay for the Catalogue accompanying Colman’s “Africa” exhibition at the ——- Gallery: “ a whole panoply of signs amd symbols emerge from the often succulent colour. Interior and exterior space, the cusp of a breast shape, the erections of a phallic shape, dark underpinnings of shadowy black, a rinse of magenta, a world which nature in the shape of tree or rock, vegetation or the depths of blue-eyed water, all seem to exist in some slippage between the real world and the imagined world.”

Colman’s work is found in important private and public collections including Allied Irish Bank, Bank of Ireland, Smurfit Collection, Arts Council of Ireland, Contemporary Irish Art Society, Citibank, Fyffes, Delta Airlines, Danish Arts Council, KPMG, American Express, Royal Victoria Hospital, Irish Life, Deutsche Bank, Norwich Union, Vermont Studio Centre and many others.


Chairperson, The Artist Association of Ireland,1993-1995

Board Member , Sculptors Society of Ireland, 1993-1996

President, The European Council of Artists,1995-2000

Board Member , The Butler Gallery Kilkenny, 2000-2004

Elected Member of Aosdana,2007

Selected Exhibitions

Panorama, Strule Arts Centre, Omagh, Northern Ireland, 2013

Eamon Colman, Good Children Gallery, New Orleans, USA, 2012

There is no season for margins, Hillsboro Fine Art, Dublin, Ireland, 2012

Eamon Colman: New Paintings, Thomas K Lang Gallery, Webster University, Vienna, Austria, 2011

Before the dark gets stronger than the light, Rua Red, Tallaght, Dublin, Ireland, 2010

Eamon Colman, Oriel Q, Queens Hall Gallery, Narberth, Wales, 2010

Inishlacken, Joan Lukas Rothenberg Gallery, Redhouse Arts Center, Syracuse, New York, USA, 2009

Eamon Colman, Cecille R Hunt Gallery, Webster University, St Louis, USA, 2008

Vantage, Hillsboro Fine Art, Dublin, 2008

Salt River, Hillsboro Fine Art, Dublin, 2006

Africa, Hillsboro Fine Art, Dublin, 2004

Walking Vermont, Vermont Studio Centre, USA, 2002

Rain on Water, Rubicon Gallery, Dublin, 2000

Frederickshaven, Denmark, 1999

Palais des Congres, Lorient, France, 1998

Post Cards Home, RHA Gallery, Dublin, 1997

Digging for Pearls, Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda, 1995

The Home of the Snake King, Rubicon Gallery, Dublin, 1994

Islands, Rubicon Gallery, Dublin, 1992

Dreams from the Lion’s Head, Rubicon Gallery, Dublin, 1990

Grafton Gallery, Dublin, 1984

Tulfarris Gallery, Wicklow, 1982

Contact Information


Represented by: 

Hillsboro Fine Art
49 Parnell Square West
Dublin 1
Telephone: +353.1.8788242