I was born in Dublin, Ireland, and live on the south side of the city in the foothills of the lovely Dublin Mountains.
I loved sketching and drawing from an early age, and took oil painting classes from my artist brother Brian McCarthy from about 1984-87. I returned to painting in 2016 and have exhibited in group shows and have some originals for sale in The Kilrane Gallery. I am registered as an Irish Artist having been accepted by the Irish Arts Council in 2018.
I enjoy live music and walking in the local mountains or along the nearby coastline of Dublin. Getting away for a few nights somewhere here in Ireland is another favourite. Most of my paintings are from photos I took whilst enjoying the fabulous Irish scenery or watching musicians.