Blue Iris 


Biography of Freda Young, Artist


2008 - to 2011 studied for a Diploma in Acrylic and Oil Painting.

2002 Diploma with distinction in Fine Art "Understanding Art and the History of Art".

I have attended many Master Classes with professional artists over many years. I have attended the Life Drawing Sessions at The Dock, in Carrick -on-Shannon  and at The Moth in Cavan town

My art is mainly rural based. A visual record of the changing seasons and the light that can be observed on the landscape. Work is mainly recorded out of doors with watercolour and some highlights in pastel. With this information my paintings are completed back home in oil or acrylic. Still life and floras are favourite subjects also.

I hope that when people see my work that it will help them appreciate the beauty of our natural landscape.

Art on display at  Cavan Gifts and online Gallery  Artclick   



     2020  The Grass it is Green (three artist show) tribute to Percy French for his centenary Cavan County Museum, 

      2019  Christmas Show at Solas Ballinamore - Group Show

      2019 Solas Art Gallery Spring Exhibition - Group Show

       2018  Solas Gallery Winter Exbibition - Group Show

       2018 Members' Exhibition at Solas Art Gallery Ballinamore 5th April to 4th May 2019

       2018  Summer Exhibition at The Boyle Arts Festival.

       2017 ' Human Nature' at the Cavan County Museum Ballyjamesduff 26th May - 24th August.2017

        2015 'There and Back Again' at The Ramor Theatre Artspace until Nov 21st 2015

         2015   Culture Night at the Moth Studios

         2015 'Resonance' Solo Exhibition at the Solas Gallery Ballinamore

        2014 Exhibitor at the Leitrim Design House for July and August

2014 Group Show 'An Artist's Palette' Courthouse, Cavan Town.

2014 Group Show at the Solas Art Gallery Ballinamore for the Summer Season. 

2013  'Winter' Rianta Xmas Group Show

2013 'Open Season' at The Dock, Carrick- On- Shannon Co. Leitrim.

2013 'Different Perspectives', A Gathering Event, Teachers' Centre, Cavan town.

2013 Group Show Solas Art Gallery Ballinamore 

2012 'The Christmas Show' at The Moth artist studios, Church Street, Cavan.

2012 ' Open Season' The Dock, Carrick-On-Shannon, Co. Leitrim.*

        * recipient of an a award for a painting at this exhibition. 

2012 Bah! Humbug, Cavan County Museum, Ballyjamesduff, - Group Show.

2012 'In Context' The Backyard Cultural, Centre, Cavan, - Group show.

2012 Rianta2012 Exhibiting during Fleadh Cheoil fringe event at Plaza Centre, Cavan town.

2011 Rianta Exhibition during Fleadh Cheoil 2011

2010  'Unframed' at the Bluewall Gallery Cavan

2010 'Open Season' The Dock, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim.

2010 ' Trivia Art Pursuits' Trivia House, Swanlinbar, June Festival.

2009  '3 Women'  - Art exhibition with the Sol Art Gallery

2008 'Samhain'-Time of the little sun' Cavan Co. Museum, Ballyjamesduff

2008 'Stillness' The Atrium Gallery, Longford.


'Cuilca' painting in the collection of Cavan Co. Council.