Brian McCarthy


Brian McCarthy - Five Aces 30 x 15 inches oil painting
“Five Aces” (oil on canvas 76cm x 38cm)

Brian McCarthy
“Sparrowhawk” (oil on canvas)

'Poppy',  oil on board, 58cm x 89cm (23'x35'), e2450
“Poppy” (oil on canvas 58cm x 89cm)

“Baggot Street Bridge, Dublin” (Print 23x32cm)


‘I was born in Dublin and as a child loved nothing more than drawing and painting. In 1976 I started selling my paintings in local galleries.’

‘While I attended art college (1977 – 80), I found the pervasive avant-garde ethos and the lack of technical training in painting very disappointing. Like many other artists, I’ve learned my craft from what I consider to be the best sources – the great artists of the past. From a young age I read books about them and visited museums and galleries whenever I could.’

‘I have always worked exclusively in oils, producing an average of about twenty five paintings a year.’

‘Irish exhibitions include ‘The Living Art’ at the Douglas Hyde Gallery (1981), several annual shows at the Royal Hibernian Academy, and the Oireachtas Art Exhibition as well as many group shows in commercial galleries both in Ireland and London.’
‘My exhibition Masquerade, opened by the late Charles J. Haughey, sold out amid enthusiastic reviews.’