New Generation Gallery

Rachel Coyne

BA Fine Art (Hons), Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology

New Generation Gallery 2018

I am interested in creating intimate oil paintings of Irish women and their private and everyday moments. I use photographs of family and friends taken in the 1970's and 80's as reference points. The intimacy in the work allows for the humanity of seeing a body as a woman, another person. The figure's faces are often cropped to allow the viewer to imagine the woman's identity.

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Pull Them Up by Rachel Coyne
The Kiss by Rachel Coyne
Crochet and Knee Highs by Rachel Coyne
Mam's Yellow Duck by Rachel Coyne
Bed by Rachel Coyne
Sitting Pretty by Rachel Coyne