Eco Aware Banksy Bear by Rod Coyne

“I was delighted to be invited to take part in the world’s first ever Eco Aware Banksy Project earlier this year. Thirty chosen artists were sworn to secrecy (no social media or any announcements) untill the project had run it’s course. Throughout the seaside town of Tramore, Co. Waterford, on the 26th of October, we all donned our masks and anonymously started painting and spraying our Eco message.” – Rod Coyne

“The following day the winners were announced and all thirty artists could reveal their identities to the world. To my amazement and great delight I picked up 3rd prize for Banksy Bear. You have till October 2020 (when he will be over-painted for next year’s competition) to see him on the rear-side of the Sandcastle Cafe on the Tramore seafront”. – Rod Coyne

There’s still time to take part in the popular vote for the peoples choice on Facebook or Twitter.

The winners enclosure, artist unmasked and triumphant.

About the project:

The Tramore Banksy Project is a Graffito Art Competition set up by Tramore Eco group. Artists will be invited to come up with an original piece of graffiti that promotes ecological awareness (that’s the theme). There will be 30 walls all around Tramore being used as a canvas for the participating artists. Each wall being a max. of 3 x 3 metres in size.The competition will take place over the October Bank Holiday weekend of Oct 30th – Nov 2nd 2019. The winning pieces of graffiti will be rewarded with a monetary prize sponsored by Tramore Eco group. The amount that will be won will be announced soon.This project aims to explore, through irony (this is the important part), the artistic excellence and social statement that is Banksy Art.



“It all started with the idea of a polar floating into Tramore Bay on the last fragment of ice. To boost the Eco message I tried balancing him on a giant plastic bottle, but the scale made a bit of a nonsense of the image. And on the day before the competition I can up with the idea of floating him on an oil drum and did this sketch.”
– Rod Coyne

#EcoAwareness #banksy #banksyprojecttramore #Tramore #Waterford #Irelandsancienteast #mideastmezze #SandcastleCafe

Rod Coyne Returns to the RDS in Art Source 2019

Art Source runs from November 15 – 18th, 2019. Book your free tickets here.

Rod Coyne outside the RDS in Art Source 2019 advertising stand number J10
Rod Coyne outside the RDS in Art Source 2019 advertising stand number J10

Avoca Gallery’s resident artist Rod Coyne is at RDS in Art Source 2019 and will show a range of paintings from key phases during the past decade. His return to the RDS follows 2018’s triumphant return to Ireland’s premier art fair. He exhibited at the inaugural art fair Art Ireland as it was known 2000, and now he’s back with paintings unrecognizable to what he was showing at the turn of the millennium. You’ll find Rod on stand J10.

Read full details and book you free tickets here.

Learn to Paint under Rod’s wing!


Learn to paint through total Immersion

Imagine your day’s work is to paint the landscape in front of you. Imagine your looking at a stunning vista in the Garden of Ireland. Imagine a dedicated artist of 30 years experience is going to first demonstrate the process from A – Z and then take you by the hand step-by-step. You’ve just imagined a day workshop with Avoca Painting School hosted by Rod Coyne.

Rod Coyne explaining painting techniques for working outdoors.
Learn to paint with Rod Coyne

Time to learn to paint

Avoca Painting School offer you the chance to learn to paint landscape plein air. Facilitated by Rod Coyne the five-day-workshop will give you an intense insight to being creative outdoors. During decades working outdoors Rod has built up techniques to roll with the elements while chasing clouds and light across the canvas, and these can become yours while painting under his wing.


Rod Coyne explains techniques through painting demonstration.
Rod Coyne explains techniques through painting demonstration.

Single days now also available!

Avoca Painting School’s 5-day painting break runs from the 15th till the 19th of July 2019. Now you can book one or more days individually. Check the list of dates and locations below email us to book yours.

Students capture the waters light and movement with Rod Coyne at Knockanree Gardens.
Students capture the waters light and movement with Rod Coyne at Knockanree Gardens.

July 15th – 19th 2019, five days 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Five scenic Wicklow locations
Wicklow, Ireland

(Please note these are planned locations and may be subject to change).

Outdoor Painting Holiday Day 1
Monday, July 15th , 2019 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Meeting of the Waters,
Meeting of the Waters, Wicklow, Ireland

Outdoor Painting Holiday Day 2
Tuesday, July 16th, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Glendalough, Upper Lake,
Glendalough, Wicklow, Ireland

Outdoor Painting Holiday Day 3
Wednesday, July 17th, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Kockanree Garden,
Avoca, Wicklow, Ireland

Outdoor Painting Holiday Day 4
Thursday, July 18th, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Avoca Handweavers,
Avoca, Wicklow, Ireland

Outdoor Painting Holiday Day 5
Friday, July 19th, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Kilmacurragh Botanic Gardens,
Kilbride, Wicklow, Ireland

Print out: 2019 Dates & Locations_Painting Holiday

Book the all five days here or email info@rodcoyne.com to book individual days. If you’ve always wanted to learn to paint then dont wait any longer – book now.

EXTENDED 10TH APRIL! “Kingdom Come” with Rod Coyne at Dublin’s Origin Gallery.

Rod Coyne is one of a group of artists contributing to the Origin Gallery exhibition entitled “Kingdom Come”. Based on work inspired by the Kingdom of Kerry this show will feature a total of nine artists. Rod will have eight paintings hanging, each a different hue of the Atlantic coastline and Skellig Michael.

Image of Rod Coyne's "Irregular's Vision". Painted on residency in 2017 it features Skellig Michael in the Origin Gallery from 15th March 2019.
Painted on residency in 2017 Rod Coyne’s “Irregular’s Vision” features Skellig Michael in the Origin Gallery from 15th March 2019.

EXTENDED 10TH APRIL!
The exhibition opens to the public on the 15th of March (closing on the 29th),
and runs throughout Dublin’s St. Patrick’s  weekend celebrations.
Private viewing on the Thursday the 14th.
EXTENDED 10TH APRIL!

THY KINGDOM COMEPrivate Viewing

You are cordially invited to preview a group exhibition of paintings entitled

THY KINGDOM COME – KERRY PAINTED!
at Origin Gallery, 37 Fitzwilliam St. Upper, Dublin 2, opening by Dr. Noelle Campbell-Sharp,

founder of the Cill Rialaig Artists Retreat, Co. Kerry.

Thursday 14th March 2019 with Wine reception 6 – 8pm

RSVP Ph. 01 662 9347 or

RSVP – Click Here

Image of Rod's painting "Winter Seahorse" tells of the kinetic energy of the ocean beating on the Kerry shore.
Rod’s painting “Winter Seahorse” tells of the kinetic energy of the ocean beating on the Kerry shore.

Kingdom Come – artists and Origin Gallery location

Rod’s paintings will be hanging alongside some of Ireland’s finest painters. You can see art by Andrew Gifford, Linda Graham, Eithne Healy, Susan Morley, Maggie Brown, Sarah Corner, Sarah Langham, and Ken Browne. The exhibition promises to be diverse, compelling and inspiring.

Image of Rod Coyne's "Heavenly Shore" 40x50cm is a heavily painted oil on canvas and depicts the frontier between the Atlantic and South-West Kerry.
Rod Coyne’s “Heavenly Shore” 40x50cm is a heavily painted oil on canvas and depicts the frontier between the Atlantic and South-West Kerry

The Origin Gallery is situated at 37 Fitzwilliam Street Upper, Dublin 2. You can phone them on: +353 1 662 9347. The gallery is open from Monday to Friday from 10am to 5.30 pm and there are likely to be events on St. Patrick’s weekend. For up to date info please check their Facebook and website and google maps.

Image of "Cill Rialaig Dream" by Rod Coyne, oil on canvas, which celebrates that sense of vertigo experienced of the cliff tops of County Kerry.
The “Cill Rialaig Dream” by Coyne celebrates that sense of vertigo experienced of the cliff tops of County Kerry.


Kingdom Come – Rod’s Kerry roots

The relationship between artist and gallery is committed and long term and started when Coyne’s work was spotted by Dr. Noelle Campbell-Sharpe way back in the year 2000. After sending him on a short residency to Cill Rialaig, Rod (having just returned from a decade painting in Germany) was offered his first Irish solo show in Dublin’s Origin Gallery.

Image of "Scariff Island" is an energetic painting straight out of Coyne's Atmospherics style.
“Scariff Island” is an energetic painting straight out of Coyne’s Atmospherics style.

Rod’s first visit to the Kerry residency, in the year 2000, opened a door for his work which would influences and drives him to this very day. The artist talks about a sense of genetic memory he feels when working on the home turf of his mother’s family. And having left Germany on a mission to engage with the Irish landscape Ballinskelligs Bay proved the perfect springboard to this new artist conversation.

Image of Rod Coyne's "Atlantic Drizzle", 40x40cm and is oil on canvas.
Rod Coyne, “Atlantic Drizzle”, 40x40cm and is oil on canvas.

You can see more of Rod Coyne’s County Kerry based art here.

#WildAtlanticWay #Skellig #StarWars

The Art of Noodle Finance IFSC

CHQ Building in the heart of Dublin’s IFSC .

Photo of Rod on his way into CHQ in the heart of Dublin's Financial Centre.
Rod on his way into CHQ in the heart of Dublin’s IFSC .

“Just recently I hung some paintings in an eatery in Dublin’s IFSC (International Financial Services Centre). I get offered these informal exhibition opportunities regularly and must weigh up the pros and cons very carefully each time. Inevitably I go with my extinct.”

Photo shows: Inside the CHQ is bathed in light and buzzing with Dublin's Financial Centre workers relaxing on a well deserved lunch break.
Inside the CHQ is bathed in light and buzzing with Dublin’s Financial Centre workers relaxing on a well deserved lunch break.

“Once inside the door of CHQ I saw a space bathed in light and buzzing with Dublin’s IFSC workers. In particular I was seduced by the harmonious blend of Georgian Industrial and contemporary architecture. I had a nice feeling about the place.”

So to the art, the paintings below are all on display in Toss’d Noodles and Salads in the CHQ Building, 1 Custom House Quay, North Dock, IFSC, Dublin. They are all for sale directly from Rod Coyne, email: info@rodcoyne.com , mobile: 087-2259680.

Click on the Blue Text in each painting to view each in detail and purchase options.

“They say there is no such thing as free lunch but currently at Toss’d Noodles you can enjoy your lunch surrounded by this gratis exhibition in a single sitting. So forget about “Leprechaun Economics” and discover The Art of Noodle Finance.”

Photo of Diners from Dublin's Financial Centre surrounded by Rod Coyne's singular contemporary paintings.
Diners from Dublin’s IFSC surrounded by Rod Coyne’s singular contemporary paintings.

“Having eaten in Toss’d Noodles and Salads on several occasions I can’t recommend this restaurant highly enough. Add to that the fact that it is now adorned with some of my favorite canvases that recommendation has just gone higher still!” – Rod Coyne.

Photo of CHG Building on a busy Liffey quayside in the heart of Dublin's financial centre.
CHG Building on a busy Liffey quayside in the heart of Dublin’s IFSC.

See more of Rod Coyne’s paintings here.

#IrelandsAncientEast

Red Hot Stocking Fillers in Dublin.

New Works dressed in Red

Creating new “Rod Sees Red” canvases is always a pleasure for Rod Coyne. And knowing that these paintings will be going straight to exhibition makes it doubly sweet. So it’s no wonder that the artist got all excited when asked to join a Dublin Christmas show just as he was finishing his new series.

 

Christmas Stocking Fillers 2018

“Christmas Stocking Fillers 2018’, is a unique show at The Doorway Gallery where all the canvases are the same size and all under €500. This spectacular exhibition provides you with the rare opportunity to begin collecting works of art by your favourite artist, at very affordable prices. All of the gallery’s artists, throughout the year, have been working tirelessly towards this show, creating new work. This exhibition runs till 24th December 2018.

 

“Crimson County”

Image of "Crimson County" 20x25cm, acrylic on canvas.
Based on a Co. Mayo landscape Rod Coyne’s “Crimson County” 20x25cm, acrylic on canvas is a familiar yet decidedly odd Irish landscape.

“Downpatrick (Red)head”

Image of "Downpatrick (Red)head", 20x25cm, acrylic on canvas.

Coyne’s “Downpatrick (Red)head” is a modest 20x25cm but packs the punch of a heavyweight. It’s acrylic on canvas and has been dropping jaws since it went up on the wall in Dublin’s iconic Doorway Gallery.

“Achill Rouge”

Image of Rod Coyne's "Achill Rouge", 20x25cm, acrylic on canvas.
It’s no coincidence that the Wild Atlantic Way has been the darling of Irish tourism. Celebrating this wild beauty Rod’s “Achill Rouge” bows its head in awe. It’s a mere 20x25cm, painted in acrylic on canvas, and could be yours for €475.

“Copper Red Coast”

Image of Rod Coyne's painting "Copper Red Coast", 20x25cm, acrylic on canvas.
Not far south of the artists home Waterford’s “Copper Red Coast” is a gem in Ireland’s Ancient East. And Rod’s, 20x25cm, acrylic on canvas depicts it in full glory.

“Red Road”

Image of Rod Coyne's "Red Road", 20x25cm, acrylic on canvas.
It’s hard to image that the “Red Road” is not derived from the red planet, yet it truly is an Irish landscape given Coyne’s other treatment.

“Red County”

I.age of "Red County", 20x25cm, acrylic on canvas.
“Turning the landscape red has allowed me an opportunity to emphasize the Irish Sea’s natural palette of greens and the juxtaposition of the the two colours transfixes the viewer’s eye, “ according to Rod Coyne. This vibrating colour collision is nowhere more apparent than in his “Red County” painting, 20x25cm, acrylic on canvas.

Off the Wall

Rod Coyne's three canvases at the Doorway Gallery.
A selection of Rod’s new canvas displayed alongside some of the other great works available at the Doorway’s Christmas Stocking Filler exhibition.

 

Three of Rod Coyne's paintings on display in Doorway Gallery, Dublin.
Three of Rod Coyne’s paintings on display in Doorway Gallery, Dublin.

 

Find out full exhibition details here.

See what else Rod’s has been up to artistically on Facebook.

 

The Doorway Gallery opening hours for Christmas on 24 South Frederick Street

Monday – Saturday 10.30 – 6pm
Sunday 2-5pm for the month of December
Late night Thursday December 20th until 7.30pm
Late night Friday December 21st until 7.30pm
Saturday December 22nd 10.30 -6pm
Sunday 23rd December 2 – 5pm
Monday 24th December 10.30-3pm

Closed 25th – 7th January 2019

Gallery re-opens at normal working hours Monday 7th January 2019

Dare to be Different in 2019

This 2019 calendar shows Ireland in a radical new light. The artist didn’t just paint the town red he painted the whole country red. These images cover a journey from the Wild Atlantic Way to Ireland’s Ancient East and are illustrated with sophistication and elegance. Available from here for €20 including FREE SHIPPING.

 

As a little teaser Rod Coyne has put together a short 2019 calendar video…enjoy.

#WildAtlanticWay #IrelandsAncientEast

Rod Coyne Returns to the RDS in Art Source 2018

Rod Coyne Returns to the RDS in Art Source 2018

Our resident artist Rod Coyne returns at Art Source this year will show a selection of work from key phases during the past decade. His return to the RDS has been a long time coming, he exhibited at the inaugural art fair Art Ireland as it was known 2000, and now he’s back with paintings unrecognizable to what he was showing at the turn of the millennium. You’ll find Rod on stand A9.

The official Art Source 2018 banner.

Rod Coyne at Art Source – Free Tickets

We have a limited number of tickets available for both the sneak preview on Thursday evening the 8th and for weekend tickets Friday through Sunday. Just follow this link to booking page to order yours. Please note there is a  maximum two tickets per order. So tell your arty friends and make a day of it; there will something for everyone’s taste.

Marc O'Sullivan birds eye view of the exhibition in previous years.

Rod Coyne at Art Source – Stand A9

There are one hundred exhibitors at Art Source this year and it can often be hard to find the one your looking for before your feet tire and its time to sit down. But Rod’s stand is really easy to find: walk from the main entrance towards the back left of the hall and you’ll find Rod’s pitch opposite the stairs in the left-hand corner. And as it happens there is a seating area right there too.

Main hall layout with an "X" marking Rod Coyne's stand.
“X” marks the spot where you’ll find Rod and his art, Stand A9.

Rod Coyne at Art Source – 100 for €100

Art Source have asked each of the artists at Art Source to create one original piece of artwork that they will sell at Art Source for just €100. This is a unique opportunity for visitors to Art Source to acquire a specially commissioned piece of art from some of Ireland’s best known and most talented artists for an extremely affordable price.
As each participating artist will only have one piece available for €100 there is a limited number of these artworks available, and when they’re gone, they’re gone! So, make sure to come early to Art Source and see if you can snap one up!

Rod Coyne at Art Source – Art Fair Details

See the Art Source website here.

Dates and Times

Friday November 9th: 11am-9pm
Saturday November 10th: 10am-6pm
Sunday November 11th: 10am-6pm

Telephone: (01) 670 2186
Email: info@artsource.ie

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Admission

Tickets can be purchased at the door.

Adults: €10
OAP’s: €8
Children under 16 accompanied by a parent or guardian: Free (this does not apply to school groups)
Group discounts available for 10 or more. Only available if booked in advance of the show. Please contact us on +353 1 670 2186.

Re-admission Pass
If you have not had enough time to browse through the whole show, and would like to return on another day, please visit the Organizers’ Office before you leave to claim your free re-admission pass.

There will be car parking available onsite which is provided by the RDS.

Public Transport

Dublin Bus
Bus Routes 4, 4A, 5, 7, 7A, 8, 18, 27X, 45 all have stops on Merrion Road beside the entrance to the show. See www.dublinbus.ie for further details.

Aircoach
The RDS is also served by the Aircoach with stops on Merrion Road and Simmonscourt Road. See www.aircoach.ie for further details.

Dart
The nearest Dart Station to the RDS is Sandymount. This station is a 10 minute walk from the RDS.

Wrapping Service

We offer a complimentary wrapping service for purchases made at the show.

“Blackwater” a plein air painting video by Rod Coyne

High speed a plein air painting with Rod Coyne: “Blackwater”

“I had a fantastic few days painting in the Tourin Estate, it’s a compelling blend of history and nature and an artist’s delight. This River Blackwater painting was just one of four paintings exhibited October 2016. You can read the full story here. The river which runs down to the sea at Dungarvin is a painters paradise.

“Thanks to the Kelly Family Band (beloved of The Barleyshakes) for a superb soundtrack 🙂 And a special thanks to Andrea Jameson and her wonderful sisters at Tourin House & Gardens.”

– Rod Coyne

Anchor your Composition – Reap the Rewards.

Anchor your Composition – Reap the Rewards.

Anchor your composition and you will always be rewarded. Using a view finder and taking time to plan what you want to paint and you’ll be starting on a solid composition foundation. Rod Coyne shares  his painting plan. The full one hour video is now available on DVD and Digital Download here.

With over 25 years experience, Rod Coyne is considered one of the most exciting landscape painters in Ireland today. This DVD and download is about spontaneity, visual composition, and trusting your impulse. If you want to loosen up your landscape painting style or sit back and Rod do the work – this master-class is for you. With his affable approach, this artist will inspire painters and Ireland fans alike.

Rod explaining the view finder during the "secrets of the Palette Knife" DVD.
Rod explaining the view finder during the “Secrets of the Palette Knife” DVD.

There’s more to “Secrets of the Palette Knife” than just painting. Spend a day with artist Rod Coyne in the spectacular surroundings of the “Garden of Ireland”. He invites you to his plein air studio on a hidden shore of the Avoca River. In this 60 minute film the artist shares a both hypnotising and meditative insight into the process of creating a picture from beginning to end. Coyne’s expert guidance into palette painting will whisk you along just as the River flows through the Vale of Avoca.

#PaintingTip

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The full one hour video is now available on DVD and Digital Download here.

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