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LOVE - Giving it Away
Roger Cummiskey
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Roger Cummiskey´s paintings capture moments of quiet intensity and undiscovered beauty. His use of primary colours lends an air of nostalgia to his pictures, which distinguishes his work and creates a sense of timelessness.

Cummiskey’s compositions often capture the viewer’s attention with their simple, recognizable scenes, drawing the viewer’s attention to unexpected textures, nuances of shadow and brilliant bits of light.

Roger Cummiskey in terms of his ability is able to transform ordinary scenes of human life into moments ripe with dramatic possibility.

He lives and works in Mijas Costa, Spain where he says he is able to find the “daily poetry” which inspires his art. D.Lee.

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A Portrait of James Joyce
Roger Cummiskey
Galeria LUCIA, Puebla Lucia, Fuengirola , Spain, presents New ArtWorks, an exhibition of recent paintings by Roger Cummiskey and Bettina Eriksen, Until February 27, 2006.

Of special interest to this exhibition, Roger tells of the connection between James Joyce and Henrik Ibsen. Joyce taught himself Dano-Norwegian in a three week period in 1900 so that he could read and write from Dublin to favourably criticise one of Ibsen's plays at the time – When We Dead Awaken. Ibsen was so impressed that he wrote back to the young (18 year old) Joyce thanking him. Joyce had referred to "the naked drama" in Ibsen who was to be a great influence on Joyce.

Nora Barnacle Joyce
Roger Cummiskey
Forthcoming events Dublin Peoples Art exhibition - Saint Stephen’s Green. Thursday to Sunday next. East side # 65 and 66. Irish Art Auction -Mullen’s Laurel Park Sunday 26th June at 1 pm. www.mullenslaurelpark.com Lots 116, 253 and 323. 116 – pair - Single Flower in Vase Watercolour 36 x 27 cms. Est. €500-€600 253 - The Galway Woman (Nora Barnacle) Watercolour 56 x 76 cms. Est. €700-€900 323 – Am I Walking into Eternity Along Sandymount Strand? Watercolour 76 x 56 cms. Est. €700-€900. Contemporary and Modern Art – James Adam showrooms Tuesday 28th June at 6.30 pm www.adams.ie Lots 70 and 76. 70 – Bloomsday Re-enacted watercolour 20 x 26 cms. Est. €200-€300. 76 – Waiting for Godot Watercolour 76 x 56 cms. Est €700-€900. Roger Cummiskey, Artist. www.rogercummiskey.com tel. 01 2832253 mob. 087 2225241

A Portrait of James Joyce
Roger Cummiskey
Roger Cummiskey opens a new exhibition the 9th of September at the Roxy ArtHouse, Roxburgh Place, Edinburgh, Scotland. "A Stroll Thro' Ulysses - Bloomsday 100" - 40 new watercolour interpretations with a Joycean theme by Roger Cummiskey from Dublin, Ireland.  

At the same venue - "International Joyce" - an exhibition organized by the Cultural Division of the Department of Foreign Affairs of Ireland tells the story of the Irish writer James Joyce (1882-1941), one of the greatest artists of the twentieth century.

A Portrait of James Joyce
Roger Cummiskey
The Airfield Trust,Dundrum, Dublin 14, is proud to present A Stroll Thro' Ulysses - Bloomsday 100 by Roger Cummiskey. This timely exhibition runs form June 2 to 20, 2004. Airfield is a private trust and a registered charity, established in 1993 to administer the estate and wishes of the late Letitia and Naomi Overend. The Trust is run from the Misses Overends former home, which was built in 1830. Set within Airfields 35 acres is the magnificent walled gardens. The Trusts's Art & Culture programme includes regular art exhibitions, writer's courses, music recitals, readings and theatre performances.

On the Beach at Fontana
Roger Cummiskey
Roger Cummiskey and Ted Reynolds will be holding a Two-Man Show April 2-10, 2004 at the Riviera Frames Gallery C/ Miguel de Unamuno, Fuengirola, Malaga, SPAIN.  

Ted and Roger have been friends for many years but have never exhibited together until now. They are delighted to be associated with Riviera Frames Gallery, whose owners, Jackie and Milton (also an Artist) originally from Scotland, have created a much needed workshop and exhibition space for artists and collectors in Fuengirola, on the Costa del Sol in Spain.  

Ted, originally from Yorkshire, exhibits new pastels and watercolours produced since his very successful exhibitions in Castillo Bil Bil and Casa de la Cultura, Belanamadena, last year. Roger's watercolour paintings are based on the wanderings and writings of James Joyce. It is his first time to exhibit in Spain and follows his representing Ireland at the Florence Biennale last December 2003.

James Joyce Portrait - Florence
Roger Cummiskey
At the 2001 edition of the Florence Biennale, Prince Charles of England was invited, and showed some of his works at the exhibition. For December 2003, selectors of this, the fourth, edition of the Biennale Internazionale dell'Arte Contemporanea di Firenze invited three artists from the pages of ArtVitae.com to participate. Repesenting Ireland will be Gregory Toal, John Nolan, Deborah Donnelly, Roger Cummiskey, and Tommy Barr.

In collaboration with the United Nations, the Biennale is an official participant in the U.N. “Dialogue among Civilizations” program.  In the words of Kofi Annan: “I believe that the dialogue is an opportunity for people of different cultures and traditions to come to know one another better, whether they live on opposite sides of the world or on the same street.”

James Joyce Sketch
Roger Cummiskey
Well known and respected artist of the Irish experience, Roger Cummiskey will be exhibiting in the Boyle Arts Festival 2003 located in the King House, Boyle, County Roscommon, Ireland. This juried exhibition runs from July 25th to August 1st.

Cummiskey's work is also on tour in Casinň Municipale – San Pellegrino, Italy July 29th to 30th, 2003, and Museo Gilardi – Forte dei Marmi, Lucca , Italy August 2nd to 10th, 2003.

Exhibited there Cummiskey's painting, 'A Sad Joyce in Trieste ' represents James Joyce when he lived, weighed down with debt, in Trieste and had to teach English as a foreign language to wealthy Italians. He was constantly seeking money and was forced to change his accommodation regularly because of the lack of it. But, as he grew up doing this he was no stranger to moving.

It took ten years to have his first book, "Dubliners", published, due to the very stringent libel laws whereby the publisher could be sued, also the printer and the writer. In this case the two former were well aware that the latter was chronically short of funds. He wrote a brilliant poem at the time taking up the position of the publisher who kept giving him the run around -"Gas from a Burner" (1912).

Cummiskey also feels that he may have been a bit sad for not being in Dublin! ©2003 Roger Cummiskey.

James Joyce Sketch
Roger Cummiskey
New watercolour paintings based on the wanderings and writings of James Joyce are the subject of Roger Cummiskey's latest exhibition entitled A Stroll Thro’ Ulysses. This exhibition runs from the 8th to the 30th of May 2003 at the Monaghan County Museum Ireland.

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