The Chimera Gallery


John McCarthy

John McCarthy is a Dublin based artist originally from County Limerick and a graduate of Limerick College of Art and Design. He also won a scholarship to study art in Oslo and later studied print making in NCAD.

John is an avid traveller and his travels have taken him to many corners of the world. He is greatly influenced by his immediate environment both home and abroad and uses bright colours to inspire his work which gives his paintings a strong sense of storytelling and composition.

His love of drawing often working directly from life and what is in front of him is an import part in the way he approaches a subject or theme. During lockdown John spent some time walking the royal canal way and his latest painting are inspired by that trip. These works are mostly a mixture of acrylic and oil paint, they are an emotive response to capturing the spirit of that journey

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