Monday June 1, 2020

Object of desire

25th October, 2015

Selected from 4,000 entries, Beneath Cill Rialaig, Rod Coyne’s oil of a heaving Atlantic has been shortlisted for a prize in the National Open Art 2015 (NOA 2015) competition, described by Gavin Turk as Britain’s best open art contest.

Painting in the teeth of a gale during a residency at the Cill Rialaig Artists Retreat, Coyne’s main problem was staying upright and not letting the canvas take flight, an experience he recalls as “close...

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