the art+music of butch mccarthy

Over the decades, his work has grown focused and bold, without any sense of preciousness or pretentiousness. It’s clean, simple and devoid of nonsense and optical clutter

-Don Wilkinson, The Fall River Herald

Butch has been painting in fits and starts since he was a child. His paintings have been displayed at Frying Pan Gallery on Cape Cod in Wellfleet, Massachusetts, The Drawing Room in New Bedford, Massachusetts, and Gallery X, also in New Bedford. You can view his current works in person at Four Corners Gallery in Tiverton, RI.

He works with acrylic paints on canvas and wood board from his home studio in New Bedford, Massachusetts.

Butch has been a part of the musical fabric of Massachusetts since the 1970s. 

He has performed with many different iterations of his backing band, as a duo (with various musicians), and by himself acoustically.