The encaustic medium is magical, vibrant and translucent.  My creative muse guides, inspires and feeds my soul through this medium, mixed media and collage.  Blessing me with endless moments of creative joy and harmony...providing those ahhaa moments about life.  Join me on this creative journey, spend some time reading my musings about this life, the blessed other souls that come into contact with mine, however brief or often, that can leave everlasting imprints on our journey....perhaps our lives might share some similarities, bringing us closer and more connected...and less isolated.

"I suppose there is one friend in the life of each of us who seems not a separate person, however dear and beloved, but an expansion, an interpretation, of one's self, the very meaning of one's soul." ~ Edith Wharton

Here's to finding those expansive moments.....

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Art of Barry McCarthy, 22nd Elora-Fergus Studio Tour, Free Draw Continues

Barry McCarthy's new art studio.

Barry McCarthy is opening his new art studio, in time for the 22nd Elora-Fergus Studio Tour.  

In Barry's own words, " When I was about 5 years old, I got a rocking horse and cap guns for Christmas.  Since then I always wanted to be a cowboy.  I couldn't and didn't so I decided to be an artist."

Barry enjoys working in watercolours and oils full time.  His favourite themes are still life, florals, seascapes, architecture (especially the Cape Cod Style) and landscape particularly the Elora Gorge.  This theme has always intrigued him as he enjoys doing paintings from his travels but does not have to go too far to find paintings in his own back yard.

Barry works on 7 to 10 ' canvas sizes...he likes this challenge and finds the impact from the viewer rewarding.  Barry feels that the life force in any canvas is what brings the viewer closer to the moment and that's the job of an heighten this integral force, break away from the ordinary and mundane and bring the viewer to a different reality.

Come see first hand Barry's new studio and his fabulous large dimension work.  

What are your thoughts on what the artist's job is?  Is it to story tell?  To capture reality? Or fantasy?  There are no right or wrong answers are an artist's life and purpose is as varied and diverse as there are types of art...I am so interested in hearing your thoughts on what you like art to provide for you in your life.

Any comments with your name will be placed into a free draw prize for a piece of my work.  Draw will be done Oct. 5th at the end of the studio tour...Please comment as many times as you like.

Hope to see you on the studio tour..

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