Artist Statement: I came back to painting with a new seriousness just in the last few years. I’m a novelist with several books in print; for most of my life that’s been my major artistic outlet. When I’m painting, I think I’m still always looking for the story – specifically the story with a little bit of mystery. Most of my best paintings ask a question that I don’t answer.
Rachel Coyne is a writer and painter. Her paintings have appeared in many literary journals. Her books include Whiskey Heart (New Rivers Press), The Patron Saint of Lost Comfort Lake (New Rivers Press), and the Antigone Ravyn Chronicles, a YA ebook series. She is an outsider artist, a devotee of Pablo Neruda, a lover of Don Williams songs, and a collector of vintage editions of Jane Eyre.