Roger Thomas Cummiskey, B.Comm.
Full time visual Artist. www.rogercummiskey.com
Professional Member of Visual Artists Ireland – VAI.
Member The Artists’ Resale Right (ARR) (Droit de Suite) In Ireland – IVARO
Founder member and Presidente del Grupo de Artistas Internacionales en Andalucia – PAIA.
AIA Art-Group. Founded in 2004. Andalusian International Artists.
Member Asociación Española de Pintores y Escultores – AEPE.
Member Asociación de Acuarelistas de Málaga – AAM.
Member Asociación de Artistas Plásticos | Málaga – APLAMA.
Former CEO in a voluntary capacity of Very Special Arts, Ireland, – part of the International Charity founded by the sister of the late President of the United States of America, J F Kennedy, and former US Ambassador to the Republic of Ireland, Jean Kennedy Smith in 1975.
Former Board member of Eucrea Ireland Ltd. part of the European Communities Helios program.
Roger is an Irish painter living between Dublin and Malaga in southern Spain.
He has developed a unique individual style and specializes in paintings that take their themes and titles from the wanderings and writings of James Joyce, Samuel Beckett, Miguel de Cervantes and other Literary and Historical personalities. He is a recognized Joycean artist.
Roger´s paintings have been exhibited in Australia, China, Finland, France, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK, USA, and in many national and private shows in Ireland.
His paintings have represented Ireland at the Florence Biennale and also at International Art Exhibitions in London, Stockholm and New York.
Corporate collectors include: Enterprise Ireland, Starbucks, SWV Studios, Dipetane Int., Ballymore Homes, Computer Associates Inc., BT Business; TRH Hotel Mijas.
Museum Collections: Monaghan County Museum; Airfield Trust; Ayuntamiento de Mijas, La Cala Cultura; Ayuntamiento de Competa, Málaga, Spain; The James Joyce Tower Museum; Ethnographic Museum, Riogordo, Province of Málaga.
Charitable Donations include: The Unicorn Children’s Foundation; Amnesty International; Health Action Overseas; The Prince’s Foundation; Unicef; The Marie Curie Cancer Care Foundation, Ireland; UNICEF, Ireland; Rehab Foundation, Dublin ; University of Southern Florida; Rossmore Golf Club; Artists Asociation of Ireland; Michael O’Connell Charity Dolphin RFC; The Artworks, Poole, Dorset, UK; Cystic Fibrosis Foundation; TSUNAMI-ART-AUCTION-IRELAND; Ataxia Uk (www.ataxia.org.uk) and The Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund (www.mandela-ninos.org); Cooperation Ireland; CUDECA; Hunt Museum, 2006; Burkina Faso, West Africa fundraising; Concordia Anti Aids Charity, Aspandem and Piel de Mariposa, Marbella – Princess Marie-Luisa de Prusia. Hunt Museum, 2009; Norwegian Refugee Council via Steve Hall – The Shirt. Haiti ArtAcution with Monkdogz NYC. Childlife, Enniscorty – ISPCC. Japan the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear power plant disasters fund, NYC. École du Sépulcre. Plerin, France for Japan victims; Newpark School Fundraising.
Cummiskey’s paintings are available internationally. Please enquire. Contact above.
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 between Dublin and Mijas Costa, Spain where he says he is able to find the “daily poetry” which inspires his art. D.Lee.