Collection: McGuire, Tim

Born in 1971, Tim McGuire was raised in Buffalo, NY. He earned a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Elementary Education and after 10 years teaching kindergarten in Los Angeles, McGuire headed to Italy where he enrolled full time in the painting program at the Florence Academy of Art. Since then, while developing his personal style as a painter, Tim has taught many art workshops in Italy and The United States. His oeuvre includes landscape, interiors, the figure, portraiture, and the clothed figure in the interior. In 2016, Timothy came to Nova Scotia on a painting trip and has since made his home in Lunenburg. McGuire’s work is most influenced by European and American post-impressionist painters of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, most notably “Les Nabis” in Paris and “The Camden Town Group” in London. McGuire has exhibited his work The United States, Canada, Italy, The UK, and Russia. He is currently represented by Grenning Gallery in Sag Harbor, NY. He lives in Nova Scotia, Canada.

Artist Statement

I am inspired by real life. In my work, I observe nature and try to express
that which cannot be expressed in any other way. Every shape, color, line,
mark, texture, anything that comes up while working, I happily embrace
and follow it wherever it takes me. I revel in the pure delight of creating
something new.