Barbara McGuey

Artist Statement

“Artist”: A habitual practiser of a specific activity” ~ Oxford Dictionary

My habitual practise, traditional oil painting, some water colour and the act of drawing/sketching. Inspiration comes in many forms, usually the landscape. Starting with a meditative walk with ever present, constant companion, best friend “Ottie”. His quiet, pre-occupied demeanour leads to my observation and contemplation of our surroundings for the next painting. Changing seasons, weather and light make the landscape a common and challenging subject among artists. The challenge: to portray it in a different and interesting way that is unique to my experience. Be it realism or impressionism, how light provokes emotion or my use of colour, these things I try to capture in paint. Coming from an architectural illustration background means trying not to paint every detail I am attracted to. It’s an obstacle always in my way. I periodically appease the ‘beast’ by complying and rendering a still life.

“It isn’t climbing the mountain ahead that wears you out; it’s the grain of sand in your shoe.” ~ Robert W. Service

CV

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Contact

Website: www.barbmcguey.com

Upcoming

Shoebox Stories – A Solo Exhibition by Erica Takcas
Sat Mar 9 – Sun Apr 28, 2019
Opening reception Sat Mar 9, 2–4 PM


2019 7th Annual Juried Show
Sat May 4 – Sun Jun 9, 2019

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Tuesday, April 2, 2019


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Cat Hollow to Lakeport: A Journey Through Time
Mar 9 – Jun 9, 2019
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