Born in Sydney, 1956
Lives and works in Sydney
Acrylic on canvas
183 x 122 cm
Paul McCarthy’s plen-air vision of the bush is one of energised colour. Born in 1966 in Sydney, Paul has been painting foover 40 years. His landscapes combine Fauvism, Impressionism and Contemporary Abstraction. His exquisite colour combinations give his paintings an exotic flair, through which he captures and finds a whole new and dramatic light unique to his environment.
He has had numerous solo and joint exhibitions both here and overseas, Willandra Gallery – Ryde NSW, Agora Gallery – SoHo New York, The Duke of Wellington Gallery – Mosman NSW, The Balmain Watch House – Balmain NSW, Boronia Art Gallery – Mosman NSW, Art Smart Gallery – Seaforth NSW, Ceramic Break Sculpture Park Gallery – Warialda NSW. McCarthy has worked extensively as a community artist including working with a remote aboriginal community, high schools, and acting curator for the Sydney Children’s Hospital. Paul is represented in Sydney by the Rochfort Gallery.
He has also coordinated several groups of volunteers working with groups covering the Sydney Children’s Hospital, the Sydney Cancer Centre at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital as well as adults with disabilities at Studio Artes Hornsby. “I am a colourist at heart and my work reflects a response to my surroundings. My selection enables me to create vivid sequences of colour or subtle muted tones, as the need arises. Working plein air I am able to capture the full range of the vast diversity of the Australian landscape from coast to hinterland and outback.”
His work in many corporate and private collections both locally and abroad.