Wednesday, 13 of November of 2019

Free Painting Demonstration

I will be giving a free Painting Demonstration Saturday on 18th December 2010 at 1pm at the Avoca Studio Gallery, which is located in the beautiful Vale of Avoca, Co. Wicklow. This will also be an opportunity to enrol in our 6-week Winter / Spring 2011 Drawing and Painting Course at the Avoca Studio Gallery.

Morning classes: 10am – 12.30pm /  Evening classes: 7.30 – 10pm
Tuesdays from 11th January to 15th February 2011

The classes are suitable for beginner and advanced painters, as i will be going through the basics towards achieving a finished piece, my aim is not to teach students paint in my style, but to be a facilitator opening doors to each student’s individual creativity. The course content will include drawing and observational skills, composition, tonal and colour studies.

Booking and payment of €150 is required, drawing materials and acrylic paints are available at a €40 surcharge (pre-booking materials necessary).

Booking: http://www.avocapaintingschool.com/booking.html

For more details contact myself directly: tel. 0402-35555 or info@avocapaintingschool.com http://www.avocapaintingschool.com


Winter Drawing and Painting Course

Now enrolling for Rod Coyne’s winter drawing and painting course at the Avoca Studio Gallery. Designed as an exclusive course to a limited number of students to run over a six-week period, from 10.00am untill 12.30pm each Tuesday commencing on November 2nd through December 7th (There is also an option for an evening course if there are sufficient numbers).

The classes are suitable for beginner and advanced painters, as Rod will be going through the basics towards achieving a finished piece, “my aim is not to teach students paint in my style, but to be a facilitator opening doors to each students’ individual creativity”. The course content will include drawing and observational skills, composition, tonal and colour studies.

Booking and payment of €150 is required, drawing materials and acrylic paints are available at a €40 surcharge (pre-booking materials necessary).


Painting Demonstration

Free painting demonstration

All are welcome on Saturday the 9th of October 2010 at 1 pm when I will be providing a painting demonstration at the Avoca Studio Gallery. This will also be an opportunity to enrol in our winter painting and drawing course to run through November and December. For more details contact Rod Coyne directly: tel. 0402-35555 or info@avocapaintingschool.com .


Children First Art Show

The Children First Art Show was a complete success, raising €41,000 to help children reach attainable goals. On a personal level I was delighted to see my own painting chosen in the first ten of one hundred top Irish artists.


September 2010 update

Hello Art Friends,

I just got word from the Urban Retreat Gallery that the “Ocean & Sea” exhibition will be running until 30th of September and there will be a special 20% reduction off all wall prices during this period. This kicks off with an event next Sunday 19th September from12 – 2pm, when one of the artists in the group has offered kindly to give a painting demonstration (see invite attached).

Also coming this Sunday the Children First fundraising Art Show reaches it’s climax with the Draw and Auction Sunday 19th at 2pm sharp, RHA, 15 Ely Place, Dublin 2.

And still to come during this busy month of September I have work in the following events:

“Arthur’s Day – Guinness on Canvas” Balla Ban Art Gallery, Westbury Mall, Dublin, 23rd – 25th Sept 2010 with a Guinness

& Wine Reception on the Thursday 23rd from 5pm until 7pm.

I am showing with the Tinahely Artists Group, in the Riverside Business Park, Tinahely, Co. Wicklow from 24th until 29th of September.
And there’s a Fine Art Auction at Mullen’s Laurel Park, Bray, Co. Dublin – 26th September 2010.

http://www.rodcoyne.com/exhibitions-1.html is the link for full details on all of the above.

"Weather Imminent"

by Rod Coyne, oil on canvas, 70×100cm,

on show at the Urban Retreat Gallery, Hanover Quay, Dublin 2.

I hope you can make it to one or the other event, and best regards,

Rod Coyne.

www.rodcoyne.com


September 2010

Today I am posting a few images of paintings on view and sale at various events during September 2010. In order of appearance: Gormleys are having a fine art auction in Athlone http://www.gormleysartauctions.com/auction.asp?ArtistID=822&AuctionID=29, where I will be showing in some esteemed company. Mid September is the big Children First Charity fundraiser at the RHA in Dublin where you could pick mine or another Irish master’s piece for a mere €350 ticket price http://www.childrenfirst.ie/default.asp?p=artshow for details. An exhibition celebrating the black stuff for Arthur’s Day at the Balla Ban Gallery in Dublin promises fun for all. The month finishes with three works at Mullen’s fine art auction in Bray, Co. Dublin, http://www.mullenslaurelpark.com/home.asp for online catalogue. You can check dates, times and addresses on my own site http://www.rodcoyne.com/exhibitions-1.html , I hope there’s something in there for you, and please feel free to leave a comment on the blog, cheers for now, Rod.

"Howth" at Gormley's Art Auctions - 7th Sept 2010 Sheraton Hotel, Athlone

"Heart of Gold" at the Children First fundraising Art Show - 16th - 19th Sept 2010, RHA, 15 Ely Place, Dublin 2

"Mrs Brown's Creamy Dreaminess" 65x90cm, oil on canvas, €1900 at “Arthur’s Day – Guinness on Canvas” Balla Ban Art Gallery, Dublin, 23rd – 25th Sept 2010

"Waterville" 40x40cm, oil on canvas at Fine Art Auction - Mullens Laurel Park, Bray, Co. Wicklow - 26th September 2010

"Tony's Trees" 30x90cm, oil on canvas at Fine Art Auction - Mullens Laurel Park, Bray, Co. Wicklow - 26th September 2010


“Oceans and Sea”

“Oceans and Sea” is up and running and will continue until mid September. The opening night was a great event and a successful and fun event. There were lots of “Ooo”s and “Ahh”s from the attending guests.

Graphic Designer Anja Coyne and Musician Ger Griffin.

Noelle Campbell-Sharp and Rod Coyne at the reception of “Oceans and Sea”

I dropped in last week to get an unobstructed look at the show. The exhibition is a true celebration of amazing Irish seascapes. There are so many various ways to depict this one theme. Many of the artists, including myself, worked at Cill Rialaig for this show, and it is fascinating to realize how differently we all can see the same location.

The Grand Canal Theatre is the newest jewel in the Dublin dockland’s crown.

Like all of Dublin the old is alongside the new.

It’s a seascape in its own right, with an impressive mix of 19th, 20th and 21st century architecture.

Friendly help always on-hand at the gallery.

Lunchtime visitors at the show.

The Urban Retreat Gallery is set in a stunning location, adjacent to canal, river, bay and sea.


“Ocean & Sea”

“Ocean & Sea”

I just dropped some new works to a gallery in Dublin this afternoon. “Ocean & Sea” will be opening at 6pm Urban Retreat Gallery, Hanover Quay, Dublin 2 on Thursday 22nd July 2010. I am in some esteemed company for this group show of wild Irish seascapes, apart from myself there’s Linda Graham, Neal Greig, Barbara Hirst, Brenda Malley, Kate McLaughlin, Cora Murphy and Louise Newman. The exhibition wasn’t hanging yet but I saw some great paintings standing on the floor. I think the show will be well worth seeing and I will give you an update after the opening night.

“Dawn, Carlingford Lough” copper leaf and oil on canvas, 18x24cm, € 475.00

“Trawler: Ballinskelligs Bay” oil on canvas, 23x30cm, € 575.00 .

“Worlds End: Valentia” oil on canvas, 50x40cm, € 1475.00

“Weather Imminent” oil on canvas, 70x100cm, € 3500.00


My Cill Rialaig Diary.

Day 15, Monday 16th March 2009

Painting below Hogshead.

After a few goodbyes I am on the road to home. I am looking forward to returning to the bosom of my family. I have really missed them all and managed to write a postcard for each day I was away. It takes nearly seven hours to cross the county from the Kingdom to the Garden of Ireland. I stop once for juice.

Finally at home I give my girls a big squeeze. Tomorrow is St. Patrick’s Day and we are all going to the local parade.

I want to say a special and sincere thank you to Judi Coyne who edited my Cill Rialaig Diary – thanks Jude.


My Cill Rialaig Diary.

Day 14, Sunday 15th March 2009

The Skelligs, next stop America.

Today is my final day at Cill Rialaig. There will be no painting done today; I will need all my time to pack my wet canvases for transportation. The idea of my stint being over is making me a bit sad, but that’s compensated when I see how much I have achieved in two short weeks. I have definitely completed enough work to create the backbone of my upcoming solo show in Dublin. In my mind I am already moving ahead, thinking about a catalogue and a title for the show, maybe “Decade” to mark the ten years since my return to Ireland to paint her landscapes.

I stack the piles of canvases at the door, ready to load the van. Half of the canvases remain unpainted as I brought much more with me than I ever could have managed, but at least I always had the option of reaching for any format at any time. I find myself lingering to take in the view each time I am outside. It’s a beautiful day and I can see for miles.

When all the art stuff is in the van then I can start on my domestic gear and tidying up. It’s amazing how lived-in the place looks after such a short stay. When all the clearing and tidying is done the vacant studio/living area echoes.

The light is fading and I step outside again to see the sea. I’ll be back.