ART – 7 Paintings by Hilary Robin McCarthy

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I try to capture the beauty and mystery of nature in my work. My paintings lately have been about the ocean and the serenity I find there. Figures emerging out of the sea, swimming, floating, sometimes hiding than resurfacing. The way light hits the water and glistens blurs,sparkles, creates new colors.

 

Sleeping Swan

 

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In Bedlam Spring

 

The escape from the “real world” of land —the tranquil environment makes for it’s own type of therapy. Painting for me is a therapy and an escape in itself  so in this new series I combine my two escapes. I try for a sensual quality in my work—trying to evoke  sensations- the salt air, fresh water, bare skin, the cold then warm of sun and wate

 

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Hilary Robin McCarthy holds a BFA in painting from Hartford Art School and and MFA in fine art. She is currently at Columbia getting a BA in Art History. She recently worked as an assistant for artist Jeff Koons. And did an an artist residency in Puglia, Italy and Leipzig, Germany.

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