Barry McCarthy

Watercolourist & Oil Painter

Renowned for his luminous landscapes of Southern Ontario & coastal Maritime seascapes.

“I have been drawing and painting since I was a young boy growing up in Thunder Bay. It was a surprising preoccupation as there were no artists or galleries to speak of. Thunder Bay was far too isolated to find motivation and inspiration from a limited culture that was this cities inherited reputation…”

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“To paint a subject, you must know it, understand it and live it before you can say something about it.”

New Works

For information on purchasing please contact The Loch Gallery.

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Upcoming Shows

"Now and Then"

Carl Ahrens (1862-1936) and Homer Watson Exhibit (1855-1936) with Barry McCarthy and Tony Luciani

Two generations of landscape painters face to face. View Event Poster >

Sept. 15 - Jan. 6, 2019

"The Best of the Contemporaries"

Loch Gallery | Fall 2018

"Misty Morning," Cty Rd. 7, oil, 36x48"

Plein Air Excursion 2020

Fall 2019 Excursion SOLD OUT

Proposed Plein Air Excursion 2020 to Scotland. Visit Isle of Mann, Shetland Islands, Isle of Skye for two weeks. Set aside some shekels for this one!

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  • 0195 First Line
  • Centre Wellington
  • Elora, ON
  • N0B 1S0




Barry McCarthy Art