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.

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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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Upcoming Courses.

“Coyne’s Labour of Love” By Ros Drinkwater, Sunday Business Post.

“My then upcoming exhibition Decade caused Ros Drinkwater to write “Coyne’s landscapes are a labour of love” in the Sunday Business Post, May 2009. She spent a day with me at the Avoca Studio Gallery reviewing the brand new collection and delving into my motivation behind it. She was very taken by the fact that acclaimed author Sebastian Barry endorsed the new paintings and had agreed to launch the show. It didn’t appear in the article unfortunately but when I pressed her for a personal opinion she admitted “I like your work Rod, it’s got balls!” I hope you enjoy this article.”

– Rod Coyne

Perched on the edge of the world, Rod Coyne paints on Valentia Island, Co. Kerry.
Perched on the edge of the world, Rod Coyne paints on Valentia Island, Co. Kerry.

The first time I set eyes on Rod Coyne he was painting plein air on a cliff top overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. The setting was Cill Rialaig in Co. Kerry, Ireland’s only artist’s retreat. It was clear that the work in progress had the vigour born out of that energy-laden landscape, as Coyne says, “where the Atlantic collides full frontal with Europe – literally between heaven and earth”.

Sebastian Barry launching Rod Coyne's "Decade" exhibition in the Origin Gallery, 2009.
Sebastian Barry launched Rod Coyne’s “Decade” exhibition in the Origin Gallery, 2009.

When asked to open Decade, Rod Coyne’s 10th anniversary show currently showing at Origin Gallery, Dublin 2, Costa prize-winning author Sebastian Barry agreed with alacrity. “So many of his images could be straight out of my own memory, very strange and wonderful, the red lightship, the Wicklow high valley, the angle glimpsed, “ he said.

"Upper Lake, Glendalough" as featured by Ros Drinkwater for the Sunday Business Post.
“Upper Lake, Glendalough” 100x120cm, oil on canvas.

"Walking on Water" as featured by Ros Drinkwater for the Sunday Business Post.
“Walking on Water” triptych 18x24cm x3 panels, oil on canvas.

The exhibition comprises of 40 landscapes and seascapes, the fruits of Coyne’s “long running conversation with the Irish landscape”. He is drawn to places of mythology and beauty, and his exhibition (above) includes the Skelligs, famous sanctuary of the monks, rising out of the sea like a cathedral; the Upper Lake at Glendalough, place of another hermitage where St. Kevin founded a monastery a millennium ago; a flock of sea birds high over the ocean; a vessel in the teeth of a gale.

"Atlantic Static" as featured by Ros Drinkwater for the Sunday Business Post.
“Atlantic Static” as featured by Ros Drinkwater for the Sunday Business Post.

Born in Dun Laoghaire, south Dublin, Coyne graduated from the Crawford College of Art in Cork and spent ten years in Germany working from a studio overlooking the Rhine – water is always his starting point be it a river, stream, lake, sea or ocean.

"Island Cathedral" as featured by Ros Drinkwater for the Sunday Business Post.
“Island Cathedral” as featured by Ros Drinkwater for the Sunday Business Post.

When he opened his studio gallery six years ago, his expectation was that tourists would be his main trade but, to his delight, this has not turned out to be so. “What I’ve found is that people are attracted to their own locations – they buy paintings of what the tourists come here to see, “he said.

"Wicklow Mountains" as featured by Ros Drinkwater for the Sunday Business Post.
“Wicklow Mountains” 100x120cm, oil on canvas.

Since his first solo show at the Origin a decade ago, Coyne’s work has found favour with the public, and is in many prestigious public and private collections. In the current climate his subject matter has a particular relevance. Over millennia civilisations rise and fall – only the landscape endures. Coyne captures both its power and beauty.

Rod Coyne's "Decade" exhibition featured in the Sunday Business Post, 2009, by Ros Drinkwater.
Rod Coyne’s “Decade” exhibition featured in the Sunday Business Post, 2009, by Ros Drinkwater.

 

View more of Rod Coyne’s paintings.

Packing for Plein Air Painting

Packing for Plein Air Painting

Rod Coyne shares what he’s packing for plein air painting these days. The full one hour video is now available on DVD and Digital Download here.

With over 20 years experience, Rod Coyne is one of the most exciting landscape painters in Ireland today. This DVD is about spontaneity, visual composition, and trusting your inner impulse. Whether 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.

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 Coyne shares a both hypnotising and meditative insight into the process of creating a picture from beginning to end. The artist’s expert guidance into palette painting will whisk you along just as the River flows through the Vale of Avoca.

#PaintingTip

#ArtTip

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

Latest news on Facebook.

Upcoming Courses.

Rod’s Red Rock Video

“There was always a big chance that  the creation of Red Rock would not  be born on video at all. There’s always so much to concentrate on when painting a big canvas en plein air that filming the whole affair has to be kept as a secondary priority so as not to distract me from the main event. I never have a camera man with me or any other technical helper so my footage is often off the mark or the batteries run out ages before I notice.”

But this day’s painting was different as I knew exactly what composition I wanted and which canvas I was going to use. The Skelligs features at least once on a residency at Cill Rialaig and this time I had left it till my last day at the Retreat. I actually love the fact that the Star Wars franchise has been celebrating the majesty of these holy islands and now here I was with ten days painting under my belt and ready to pay homage to the island cathedral.

The time-lapse camera watches every brush stoke patiently.
The time-lapse camera watches every brush stoke patiently.

Big canvases are susceptible to any sort of wind so I prefer to secure them to something sturdier that my flimsy easel. While the pier wall offered the perfect position for the perfect view I still needed to get creative in how to lash it to the stonework. Years of working on movie sets in an earlier life has given me a kind of can-do attitude towards this type of problem. Some heavy duty screws and a couple of bungy cords later and it was attached rock solid.

 

"Red Rock" work in progress on Glen Pier.

“Red Rock” work in progress on Glen Pier.

Then to the cameras; I used three on that day. One time-lapse camera with no view finder which has to aimed purely on intuition. Secondly, I had a temperamental go-pro up close to the canvas. And finally I filmed all the B-roll stuff using my smart phone. As usual while painting and filming somethings didn’t work out as planned and other things occurred which I had never expected. The upshot in both cases was that the happy accidents far outweighed the disastrous ones and I was very pleased with the results. The painting gave me a sense of instant gratification on the day but it was ten months before I got a chance to work with the footage. Editing the video over the period of a few nights transported me back to painting on that breezy, sunny day on Glen Pier in Co. Kerry. And now it’s done I’m delighted I took the time to allow for the second priority of the day. I hope you like it too, if so, please share.” – Rod Coyne.

Featured in Rod's upcoming exhibition "Red Rock" 2017, triptych 50x70cm x3, oil on canvas.
Featured in Rod’s upcoming exhibition “Red Rock” 2017, triptych 50x70cm x3, oil on canvas.

 

Happy with his day's work Rod's allows himself a little victory wave in front of the just finished Red Rock.
Happy with his day’s work Rod’s allows himself a little victory wave in front of the just finished Red Rock.

Read more about the “Seeing Red” exhibition.

See more of Rod’s videos on YouTube.

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