“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.


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.


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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