The Artists of Algonquin

Jay McCarten

115 Corbett Avenue
Whitby, Ontario, L1N 9Z7

Jay McCarten’s family has had a cottage in the Highland region for 50 years and this is where he spent all his summers growing up. As an adult with his own family, he often took them canoeing in the interior of Algonquin Park.

Jay attended Ontario College of Art and has been working in various forms of the art field for 30 years. Recently he was involved with an Artist-in-residence program at the Agnes Jamieson Gallery in Minden, followed by a solo exhibition entitled Jay McCarten, in Haliburton.

“I am continually humbled by nature” Jay says. “It is the thing that grounds me in the imposed reality where we exist. Within a seemingly indiscriminate collision of forms, a long established and powerful system of order emerges. It’s bigger than our human experience. I use the landscape in my art as a symbol to represent a spiritual place as opposed to any real physical place. I don’t draw from nature but rather I draw from within my experience of nature. I see myself as creator rather than just a camera.”

Lowlands by Jay McCarten

Jay McCarten

30 " x 60"Acrylic

An Aaron Berning Design ©2012 Andrea Hillo