Artist Will McCarthy works from memory and imagination when putting together the colors and compositions of his paintings. But when it comes to giving titles to the paintings, he says "they always evoke a certain time of day, or a specific quality of day. This painting does not reference an exact locale, but rather a conjured feeling of beginning." The choice of title, "Morning Starts," refers to the moments when the world begins to come alive, and the landscape's colors start to reveal themselves in the sun.
McCarthy is an award-winning atmospheric landscape painter whose works have a luminous quality achieved through his own technique of using many layers of diluted oil color, glazes and varnish. His paintings reference places that contain a quiet inner light. His artistry is based on his deft handling of light and texture and his vast knowledge of various techniques. He has garnered numerous solo shows throughout the northeast and can be found in private and corporate collections such as the Mayo Clinic, New York Public Library, and Yale Art Gallery.