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"


Spring workshop 2019 is now full.

The excursion trip to France is full but we can put you on a waiting list. As well, Scotland, at Comlongon Castle is also fully booked. A waiting list is in place.

Unable to Attend?

Learn about Barry McCarthy’s class CD and book >

Contact the Artist


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




Barry McCarthy Art