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 artist.....to 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 there...as 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..