Nova Scotia Art Bank Purchase

Opening reception: Monday Sept. 26th, 5:30 p.m. at Anna Leonowen's gallery

I'm delighted that my painting "Neon Night Sky" has been purchased to be included in the Nova Scotia Art bank Collection. There will be an exhibition of all of new Art Bank acquisitions at the Anna Leonowen's Gallery in Halifax on September 26th, at 5:30 to 7 p.m. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Nova Scotia Art Bank Purchase

"Quarry Swimmers" Oil on birch panel  36" X 36" 2022

"Quarry Swimmers" Oil on birch panel 36" X 36" 2022


ARTS Nova Scotia "Creation Grant" awarded in 2022

I recently received the very good news that I have been awarded an Arts NS “Creation Grant”, which will help fund the creation of my next series of paintings entitled “Ruptured Landscapes”. 

Ten paintings will be created between April 1st and Nov. 1st, 2022, exploring the relationships between humans and the fragile environment we live in, a world threatened by systematic disintegration and devastation. 

Environmental concerns are a focus in my current practice. My most recent paintings explore and speak to climate and environmental change, particularly on oceans and shorelines: the sea level is rising, waters are warming, storms are intensifying, lives and communities are at risk. 

Conjured partly from memory, partly from my own photo references, the figures in my paintings uneasily inhabit places that I have explored in the past and present, with a focus on their relationship to bodies of water. 

Many thanks to Arts NS for this grant!

SPLENDID ISOLATION: solo exhibition at the Elora Centre for the ARTS in 2022

From May 26th  to July 24th, 2022 I will be having a solo exhibition of my new painting series, "Splendid Isolation", at the Elora Centre of the Arts this summer. 

"Splendid Isolation" is a series of paintings created in my studios in Elmira, ON and Bear River, N.S., from 2020 to 2021, exploring themes of isolation and transience during the surreal time of a global pandemic, unveiling the beauty that arises from creating in solitude.

I'm very pleased to be exhibiting it in Ontario this year, particularly since this series was funded by the Region of Waterloo Arts Fund.  Many thanks to the RWAF for funding this project! 

I'm delighted to be showing my work in this beautiful gallery space. The last time I showed my work there ("Solas agus Scath" in 2009) it was a great experience in every way. 

The opening reception for "Splendid Isolation" will be on Saturday, May 28th, and there will there will be live music--a traditional Irish music session!

There will be a full colour catalogue printed to document the show.

I hope to see you!

Splendid Isolation

April 24 – July 31st, 2021 ARTSPLACE Gallery, Annapolis Royal, NS

ARTSPLACE Gallery, Annapolis Royal, NS

Splendid Isolation is a series of new oil paintings exploring themes of isolation, uncertainty, and transience during the strange and surreal time of a global pandemic.

The paintings are mostly night scenes, both urban and rural, and inhabited by solitary figures that are dissolving, shifting, and not very tangible. Even the ground is shifting beneath their feet. They inhabit places that McCauley has been in the past. There is a loose narrative being created in the paintings, unresolved and open-ended. The narrative is deliberately unresolved, to convey the feeling of uncertainty and unpredictability, with everything in flux. The paintings are night paintings – a liminal and solitary time.

Supported by the Waterloo Regional Arts Fund, and the Canada Council for the Arts.

396 St. George Street
Annapolis Royal, NS
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902-532-7069 / FB @ARTSPLACEGallery / IG @arcac.artsplace

Hi friends! 

It's finally spring in Nova Scotia and I'm happy to announce several solo shows coming up very soon. 

I'm delighted to be showing my work at the lovely Artists' House Gallery at Lucky Rabbit & Co.  in Annapolis Royal, N.S. 

Included in this exhibition, entitled "Face to Face", are five prints (monotypes, lithography, screen print & etching) and an installation of 44 mixed media paintings. 

The show runs from April 9 to May 1st. 

The opening is tomorrow (Saturday April 10th) from 11 a.m. to 2'd be great to see you! 

Lucky Rabbit hours are: Thurs., Fri, Saturday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

And more good news... I recently found out that I am having a solo show at ARTsPLACE Gallery in Annapolis Royal from April 24 to June 6 (the shows are overlapping). I'm very happy to be showing my work in the beautiful main gallery.  On exhibition will be my current body of work, "Splendid Isolation", a suite of 13 large oil paintings created during lock down in my two studios in 2020 & early 2021 (in Elmira, Ontario and Bear River, N.S.).  

The opening will be on Saturday April 24th from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.  There will be a catalogue available to accompany the exhibition. I hope to see you there! 

And finally, in the fall I will be showing my work at the wonderful Sissiboo Gallery & Cafe, in both Bear River and Annapolis Royal locations. 

The dates are: 

Sissiboo Coffee Roaster & Gallery, Bear River, N.S., 1890 Clementsvale Road, 902-467-0128  

Sept. 1 to Oct. 15, 2021  

Sissiboo Coffee Roaster & Gallery, 262 St. George St., Annapolis Royal  N.S.,  902-286-3010  

Oct. 16 to Nov. 30, 2021 

Best wishes and happy spring!