Irish art critic Aidan Dunne described Rod Coyne’s paintings as ‘boldly designed, decisive studies of the sea’. Taking into account the sky, land, light and weather, Rod says he aims to capture ‘the place, the day and the time…as accurately as I can in a single sitting’.
Rod was born in Dun Laoghaire, and studied at Cork’s Crawford College of Art. After ten years painting in Dusseldorf, he came back to Ireland in 1999 and set up a studio/gallery in the Vale of Avoca in County Wicklow, where he paints and teaches.
He has exhibited internationally and his work features in public and corporate collections. Celebrity owners of his work include Marian Keyes, Eddie Jordan and Daniel Day-Lewis.