I'm happy to be featured in Singulart Magazine's "5 Irish Artists to Discover"...
'In light of the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, Singulart would like to highlight five Irish artists whose art inspires and touches us. This national holiday celebrates the patron saint of Ireland, St. Patrick, but celebrates the heritage and culture of the Irish in general. Inspired by the festivities, we highlighted the portfolio of five artists hailing from the Emerald Isle. Discover nostalgic landscapes, self-questioning portraits and powerful abstracts.'
« Layer by layer, colour by colour, I paint the essence, spirit, and energy of the world around me. »
Kirstin McCoy is an Irish painter who lives and works in the South of France. Influenced by the Impressionists, Expressionists and Fauvists, her canvases capture the wonders of nature, flora and fauna, under the brilliant “southern light”. This is coupled with seascapes from the blue waters of the Mediterranean sea.
McCoy employs both palette knives and brushes to achieve her painterly surface. This energy and dynamism is paired with a vivid colour palette to capture the essence, spirit and energy of the world around her. She believes in the expressive power of colour, taking her inspiration from the likes of Henri Matisse, Vincent Van Gogh and David Hockney.
Pleased to see my painting “Pilgrim Path" is the featured artwork at Saatchi Art Gallery for St Patrick's Day...
'Croagh Patrick Mountain is a place of ancient history—the tradition of pilgrimage to St Patrick’s sacred mountain stretches back over 5,000 years and Kirstin McCoy's oil painting beautifully captures the pilgrim's path to it. Happy St Patricks Day!'