My Place on Canvas 2017 Calendar cover page.

2017 Calendar – My Place on Canvas

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This exclusive Calendar is perfect for your home or as a gift for anyone with an Irish association. Mark the seasons with landscapes created by people with a passion for County Wicklow. Our 2017 Calendar is based on “My Place on Canvas”, a project by artist Rod Coyne. The public nominate their cherished locations and Rod  goes out to paint them.  Enjoy a year filled with heartfelt stories and vivid paintings celebrating the people and places of the Garden of Ireland.

Price includes FREE world wide delivery.

Calendar size: A3 (30 x 42 cm or 12 x 16 inch).

My Place on Canvas Prints available here.

 

2017 Calendar – Name Dropping

My Place on Canvas is a project celebrating Wicklow places and people through paint. Artist Rod Coyne collects publicly nominated locations for this venture thus putting real people at the heart of the art. The 2017 Calendar also includes celebrity Wicklow nominations…

Five calendars, one open at August.
“When I think of my place I feel…peace. We’d walk the Wicklow Mountains a lot as teenagers…down to the Dargle River, as it entered the forest… roar of the waterfall…absolute harmony and calm….young sons now…this is one place I want to bring them – to one of Wicklow’s sacred spots.” – Excerpt form nomination by TD Stephen Donnelly.

 

 

Five calendars, one open at May. "Croghan" nominated by Irish Rugby International Shane Byrne.
“When I think of my place if feel… grounded. Periods of my rugby career were spent biding my time…getting myself ready I must have run up and down every hill and mountain…against the clock…one constant on the skyline… Every dog has his day… look back at Big Brother Croghan.” – Excerpt form nomination by Shane Byrne, Ireland Rugby International.

 

 

Five calendars, one open at May. "Luggalagh" nominated by author Paul Howard aka Ross O'Carrol-Kelly.
“When I think of my place I feel…privileged. I’ve loved the Sally Gap all my life….researching a book…Tara Browne, the Guinness heir and icon of Swinging Sixties London… “A Day in the Life”…visited Tara’s brother, Garech, there five years ago…a gift for hospitality…famous Golden Guinness Girls…buried on the shore of the lake.” – Excerpt form nomination by author Paul Howard, aka Ross O’Carroll-Kelly.

“My Place on Canvas” 2017 Calendar stared life as an Art Project

 This Art Project is on going through the 2017 Calendar and a coffee table book in the making for next year. It all started with a concept in 2012 and a highly acclaimed exhibition in 2014.

 

2014 Press Release excerpt

 Rod Coyne paints sentiments and memories En plein air*. His upcoming exhibition at the Courthouse Tinahely is a singular mission to capture the favourite Wicklow scenes of others. Rod has motivated people to consider and articulate their relationship with their landscape. Then he has retold that story through paint. The result is a compelling mix of paintings and text called “My Place on Canvas”.

Notable are contributions from author Paul Howard aka Ross O’Carroll Kelly, former Ireland rugby international Shane Byrne, lawyer to the stars Dr. Gerald Kean and Irelands most respected TD Stephen Donnelly. This multi-facetted undertaking saw Coyne marching from the mountains to the sea, or flanked by deer in the forest at dusk, and lunching with The Hon. Garech Browne in Luggala estate.

“My Place on Canvas” is an exhibition celebrating the Wicklow landscape, where the public decided which scenes would be painted. Choosing a selection the artist then interpreted each in his own distinctive plein air style. The finished paintings will be displayed alongside the text of its very own personal back-story.

Excitement mounts as all contributors anticipate their landscapes being publically unveiled for the first time. The exhibition will be opened by TD Stephen Donnelly on November 23rd.  “My Place on Canvas” has allowed people who were previously never involved in art to find themselves at the heart of a fine art exhibition. There have been over 70 submissions from around the world including Holland, Scotland, the Czech Republic, Hong Kong and, of course, Wicklow. The artist received submissions from across the board including politicians and prisoners, celebrities and writers. All share a passion for the Garden County of Ireland, as the 30 new works being premiered will testify.

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