A stunning painting by Michael McCarthy 740 x 430mm
Michael emigrated to Australia in 1966, where he had the good fortune to meet the renowned Australian artist Leonard Long. The artists became good friends and were soon travelling all over the continent, painting such famous places as the Blue Mountain in N.S.W and the Flinders Ranges in South Australia. Michael gratefully acknowledges the profound influence Long had on his Australian experience. As he says, “Painting outdoors, observing nature and light everyday was a wonderful apprenticeship”, and he has been applying these skills painting the irish scene since returning in 1997.
Michael is now permanently based in Ireland with his Australian wife Helen. To date in his career he has held more than forty major exhibitions. He worked for the Arts Council in Ireland 1979/80. His works are displayed in Government House, Sydney; Allied Irish Merchant Bank; Philip’s International board room, The Hague; University of California, Stock Exchange House, Sydney; Hearst co-operation, New York; BHP; Quantas Airlines; The Bank of America, M.B.N.A Collection, Head Office Carrick-on-Shannon; Four Seasons Hotel, Ballsbridge; Plaza Killarney; Great Southern Killarney; Strokestown House and many private collections around the world.