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James McCarthy
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Artist // Professional // Traditional Art
My Bio
I grew up with a taste for sci-fi and fantasy but the beauty of nature (especially Winter and the other seasons) has always moved me.
Music inspires me to paint, especially "mindscape' music, such as prog rock, psychedelic music, classical, new age and medieval music.
Places from my childhood memories or places that I see in and around my neighborhood influence some of the landscapes in my paintings, as well.

Favourite Visual Artist
Heironymous Bosch
Favourite Movies
"Casa Blanca", "It's a Gift", "Sons of the Desert", "Fantastic Planet".
Favourite TV Shows
The original "Star Trek", several of the 'Adult Swim' cartoons, "Monty Python's Flying Circus".
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Old Yes, ELP, King Crimson, Genesis, Pink Floyd, Tangerine Dream, Mike Oldfield, Beatles. Also, spacey New Age, pychedelic (old and new), medieval music, some classical and current prog rock/psychedelic or medieval groups like Faun and Porcupine Tree.
Favourite Books
"The Hobbit" & "LOTR Trilogy", "The Foundation Trilogy", "The Wind in the Willows", "A Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy".
Favourite Writers
J.R.R.Tolkien, Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke, Jules Verne, H.G. Wells, the 19th century Transcendentalist poets.
Favourite Games
American football.
Favourite Gaming Platform
I don't play video games (not really my generation).
Tools of the Trade
Oil paint on canvas with small brushes. Occasionally, pens and pencils.
Other Interests
Besides art and music- science (particularly astronomy) and nature.
Now available at CafePress: https://www.cafepress.com/cp/customize/product2.aspx?clear=true&number=858188170
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If you want to reach me by email: surrealseasons13@gmail.com
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 I have a feature in Surrealism Today Magazine. https://surrealismtoday.com/james-mccarthy/
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For myself, Mr. McCarthy, the best way to describe your gallery is, that it is what would have occurred if H. Bosch had been more optimistic.

Thank you! Bosch is perhaps my favorite artist and a big influence on my work. Bosch lived during fearful times and he had a fire and brimstone attitude about God as many people did back then. I'm more of a Deist myself.

Hello! I'm MMMarconi365, and I just wanted to let you know that I absolutely admire your artwork!

Thank you very much! Your words encourage me.

You're absolutely welcome!

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