Artist Statement

My deepest influences are found equally within the surrealists and Outsider Art pieces such as street preacher James Hampton’s The Throne of the Third Heaven of the Nations’ Millennium General Assembly. I approach painting with a conscious rawness. With reference to Outsider Art, my artistic insights meet the paint and paper with technical and emotional directness.

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Rachel Coyne is a writer and painter from Lindstrom, MN. Her books include Whiskey HeartThe Patron Saint of Lost Comfort Lake and the YA series The Antigone Ravynn Chronicles. Follow her on Instagram @imrachelcoyne.