Close To The Edge (2)


The Place Where Forgotten Dreams Dwell - James-McCarthy

The Place Where Forgotten Dreams Dwell – James-McCarthy

James-McCarthy

James-McCarthy

While Researching YES I stumbled upon surrealist James McCarthy inspired (like myself) by the great Art School Bands of the early 70’s. Many of his paintings are titled after great Progressive Rock masterpieces. Here’s his Bio taken from http://beinart.org/artists/james-mccarthy-1/gallery/paintings/

I was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan,on September 12, 1956. Though I was not quite ten years old when my family moved to Brandon, Florida my memories of the countryside and the seasons in Michigan are vivid. I graduated from Tampa Catholic High School and attended the University of South Florida as a painting major. My senior year I had to leave due to lack of money and began working for my father full time at his commercial art studio in the late 1970’s. In the late 1990’s work slowed down so I had more time to devote to fine art. I began exhibiting my work in local Tampa Bay area galleries.

The work of Bosch and the Surrealists are an influence on me as well as nature and the gardens, landscape and ruins of the British Isles. Music inspires me most of all.

Close to the Edge; Seasons Will Pass You By - James McCarthy

Close to the Edge; Seasons Will Pass You By – James McCarthy

James creates these amazing surreal oil on canvas landscape paintings of intricate and colorful “biomorphic shapes”.

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James-McCarthy_web15

McCarthy also carefully emphasizes weather, time and day, and the seasons in his surreal landscapes, which are just as remarkably rendered as the “biomorphic shapes” that fill out each scene.

The beauty is in the detail.

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