James McCarthy is a surrealistic landscape painter. McCarthy’s psychedelic/cosmic mindscapes wrestle with the concepts of space-time and the afterlife.
I’m a surrealist but I also consider myself a landscape painter.
I like to paint biomorphic forms but I’m also interested in capturing the moods of various landscapes.
I like to depict the weather and the seasons – the seasons especially because seasons note the passing of time.
Winter has a special meaning for me as well. It represents solitude and wonder.
Much of my work is inspired by ‘mindscape’ music such as New Age, psychedelic, certain classical pieces, prog rock and medieval music.
As I grow older I’ve become increasingly more intrigued by what life’s Final Door has in store for us. Is it a doorway to eternity or oblivion?