About Irish Artist Roger Mc Carthy

Roger Mc Carthy, painter




Roger's works have been strongly influenced by his affinity with the Irish landscape and way of life. His subjects are varied - sea scapes, bogs, churches, castles, harbours, street and market scenes. Having been a former all-Ireland GAA player and sportsman, sporting activities feature frequently in his work.

A scholarship to Dublin College of Music, Dublin Feis Ceoil success, and private art lessons were the gateway to Roger's life-long committment to painting and music. He was a graduate of UCD and worked as a Telecommunications Engineer before becoming a full-time Artist and Tutor. Painting, however, took centre-stage in his life in the mid-1970s when he moved to Limerick city. It was then that his successful early exhibitions began to foreshadow his current solo sellout shows.

Most of his exhibitions have been in the North Munster and Western seaboard areas. He has also exhibited successfully in Dublin and the U.S.A. He was a founder member of the Adare Studio Group and Gallery 75 (Limerick city). Roger currently teaches art and co-manages Gallery 75 in Limerick city, where his paintings are regularly on display.

His paintings have been purchased by the following, among others:

- Bank of Ireland
- Allied Irish Bank
- TSB Bank
- Ulster Bank
- Limerick Corporation
- Limerick County Council
- Shannon Development
- Limerick Civic Trust
- The Malton Hotel, Killarney


The following is a selection of some of Roger's exhibitions:

Solo Exhibitions
2009 Frank Lewis Gallery, Killarney
Frank Lewis Gallery, Killarney
Frank Lewis Gallery, Killarney
Frank Lewis Gallery, Killarney
Frank Lewis Gallery, Killarney
Gallery 75, Limerick City
Ulster Bank, Limerick (permanent)
Group Exhibitions
2010 Mc Carthy, Greaney, Davies and Ryan, Frank Lewis Gallery, Killarney
1985 -2000
Annual Four-man Exhibition, TSB Bank, Limerick City
Belltable Arts Centre, Limerick City (two-man)
Tercentenary Exhibition, TSB Bank, Limerick
Telecom Eireann National Art Exhibition
Adare Studio Group, Belltable ARts Centre, Limerick
Cummins Gallery, Limerick City

Other galleries where Roger exhibited include:

- Gerald Davis Gallery, Dublin
- Green Lane Gallery, Dingle, Co Kerry
- Limerick City Gallery of Art
- Clifden Art Gallery, Clifden, Co Galway
- Kenny Gallery, Lahinch, Co Clare
- Clareen Gallery, Nenagh, Co Tipperary


His paintings have been presented to various public figures. Limerick Corporation, for example, has presented his paintings to the following, among others:

- Mary Robinson, Former President of Ireland
- Papal Nuncio to Ireland
- Primate of All-Ireland, Robert Eames


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