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

Current & Upcoming

Ancient Objects and Other Paintings
New paintings by Melanie Browne, reflecting on the mystery of things, with poems by John Whyte.
March 3 to April 15, 2018. Opening reception, March 3, 2 to 4 p.m.

The Colborne Art Gallery’s 6th Annual Juried Exhibition
April 21 to June 3, 2018
Opening Reception, April 21, 2 to 4 p.m.

My Perspective on Windows and Doors
A Solo Exhibition by Marion Meyers
June 9 to July 22, 2018
Opening Reception, June 9, 2 to 4 p.m.

Layers
Members Exhibition
July 28 to September 9, 2018
Opening Reception, July 28, 2 to 4 p.m.

A Solo Exhibition by Helen van Poorten
September 13 to October 28, 2018
Opening Reception, September 13, 2 to 4 p.m.

Christmas Market
November 3 to December 16, 2018
Opening Reception, November 3, 2 to 4 p.m.
 


HERITAGE CRAMAHE PRESENTS

Paddle, Sail and Steam
March 8 to June 10, 2018
Opening Thursday March 8 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
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