Painting is Ed McCarthy’s passion, something he has been doing for most of his life. In fact, Ed entered his first art show in New York City, sponsored by WCBS-TV, at the ripe age of nine. Ed McCarthy and his wife Jean, a nurse at a family practice, settled in Colorado in 1980 and raised a family of 3 children, all of whom now have families of their own. It was the relocation from NY to Southeastern Colorado that so moved Ed to pursue art later on as a professional artist. This long and challenging journey has allowed him the opportunity to grow creatively and to eventually be represented by galleries in Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming and Florida. In fact, via the internet, Ed’s art is literally owned by collectors world wide.
Recently, after a seven year stay in Florida, Ed and Jean returned to Colorado and this has reignited Ed’s love for the landscapes of the Rocky Mountain region and the Southwest. Not only has this sparked a renewed love for the land but it has reinvigorated Ed’s fresh, clean, colorful approach to painting as well to revitalized his life long goal to use his gifts to bring wonder and smiles to the faces of others.