David Coyne

David Coyne was born in Dublin in 1979. He is a full time artist living and working in the West of Ireland. David attended the Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art & Design where he studied film and photography. He is a self-taught painter who works with oils as his chosen medium. All his work is executed with the palette knife
“My paintings are about movement and colour. I try to capture interesting scenes from around the country and accentuate the story through the use of strong vibrant colours. I like to compliment my palette choice with a deliberate and fluid application with the knife in an attempt to capture the viewers eye. I will often experiment with colour in the canvas until arriving at a desired effect. The majority of my work is completed in two or three sittings and invariably more time is spent considering the subject matter than completing the actual painting. I enjoy the effect that can be achieved by painting wet in wet and I’m never nervous when my colours bump shoulders.”


2008 – The Adelaide Gallery – Group Show
2008 – The Vault Gallery – Group Show
2009 – The Hunt Museum – Solo Show
2009 – Dublin RDS Art Fair
2010 – Wicklow Art Festival – Group Show
2010 – Dubin RDS Art Fair
2011 – Cork School Music – Solo Show
2011 – Dublin RDS Art Fair
2012 – The Warren Gallery – Two Man Show
2012 – London Affordble Art Fair
2012 – Dublin RDS Art Fair
2013 – London Affordble Art Fair
2013 – Dublin RDS Art Fair
2014 – Royal Hibernian Academy’s 184th Annual Exhibition
2015 – Royal Hibernian Academy’s 185th Annual Exhibition
2015 – Listowel Writers Week – Solo Exhibition
2015 – Edinburgh Art Fair
2015 – Dublin RDS Art Fair