Thursday, November 8, 2012

Friday, October 12, 2012

"The Thinking Room"

This Burning did not require a sketch, I burned this straight from my head. I enjoy the simplicity of this Burning a lot.
Still in progress. Should be making its way to Florida in a week or two.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Sunday, September 2, 2012



"Skull"
20"X 30"

I have been using candle light as my light source in many of my recent Burnings. The best way to view them is through using a candle.







Sunday, August 19, 2012


This Burning is still in progress but is one of my most detailed still-lifes. This is an intricate Burning with a mirror, two wine bottles (one with a stag wine stopper), wine glass, chain linked candle holder, smaller candle in the middle, skull and cork. The still life was illuminated by candle light.



Monday, July 30, 2012

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Monday, July 2, 2012

The Wandering Man
T-shirt

            The Wandering Man T-Shirt contains an image created entirely from a BIC Lighter. The process of burning the image straight onto the T-Shirt makes this shirt unique and one of a kind. The image is burned right onto the shirt and then hand-washed and left to air dry. The image of a man wandering is based off of the artist’s first figurative Burning, “The Ocean.”  This is your chance to own a T-shirt made with a BIC Lighter. Men and women’s V-Neck T-Shirts will be available for purchase in September 2012 for $10.


Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Here is a smaller piece I've been working on.

"Broken Glass"
20"x 15"


Monday, June 11, 2012

The Madison Artist Studio Tour was great!
Big Thank You to the Madison Arts and Culture Alliance for 
having me!


Friday, May 25, 2012

I will be one of the artists participating in the Madison Artist Studio Tour in Madison, NJ on Sunday, June 10th.  I have selected one of my newer Burnings to show. Definitely come check it out!



Wednesday, May 16, 2012


T-shirt: "The Wandering Man"

This is a new avenue that I'm going to take with the flame. The imagery and content of the seared cloth will be completely different from my Burnings: enjoyably basic and inexpensive.





A Burning of "Flowers" is being displayed for sale at my framer (Park Ave. Art Gallery)
on Park Ave. in Manhattan between 29th and 30th street.





Monday, May 14, 2012

Monday, May 7, 2012


Here is an almost finished version of "Woman Playing the Cello" 40"x 30"
This is a slightly smaller version of an upcoming piece which will be titled "The Cellist".



Sunday, April 29, 2012

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Portrait of a young woman. 20"x 15". This is a small study for a much larger Burning
which will be titled "The Cellist"




Monday, March 19, 2012

R. McCarthy T-Shirts just arrived!! Available in sizes small, medium, large and extra large for just $10 each!



Saturday, March 10, 2012

R. McCarthy T-Shirts coming soon... in sizes small, medium, large and extra large

Monday, February 27, 2012

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

I have begun my new series of work which is titled "Unexplored Corridors."

The "Unexplored Corridors" series will be a look at the sensuality of the human body in relation to the eye luring nature of a warm flame. The nude human figure is an eye capturing sight that is seen through the corners of shy eyes or straight on with an aggressive gaze; a flame in a dark room has the same effect. This series will be the welding of human form and the utility of the flame to create a more solid flesh like form. "Unexplored Corridors" will be the next step in the process of improving my skill with the lighter.

Updates will be shown here and there.

Thursday, February 9, 2012