Artist Katherine McGuire

An example of fine art by Katherine McGuire

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  • FASO Artist Website: http://www.katherinemcguire.com

  • Year Born: N/A

  • Price Range: $375.00 - $1,200.00
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I moved to California in 1987 from Albuquerque, New Mexico.  I lived in Ventura, in Southern California, until 2005.  I learned to surf and opened an art studio in downtown Ventura in 1990.  I really developed my painting style in Ventura.  I immersed myself in the local community and environment and I painted scenes around me.  I lived in a beautiful 1920s Spanish style home in a historic neighborhood, Hobson Heights. I was the co-chair of the Historic committee for the Midtown Ventura Community Council and I worked at the Buenaventura Gallery.
While living in Southern California I began painting outside, plein air.  The experience was a turning point in my life.  I was inspired by the natural beauty of the state, the culture and the unique cities and towns and began capturing those scenes in my paintings.  I exhibited my paintings at several galleries and received numerous awards.
In 2005 I was featured and documented by Focus on the Masters in their artist talk and portrait series.  In the same year, I also received a special commendation from the City of Ventura for my community work.
My husband and I moved to the Bay Area in November 2005, when Craig accepted a position at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center. At the same time, I was hired to work with docents and volunteers at the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University.
Painting San Francisco has been an exciting challenge.  The buildings, colors, ocean, bay and bridges are inspiring.  Every street is a potential painting, with cable cars, tall buildings, steep streets, long shadows and changing fog and light. Each scene has to be distilled down into a simplified composition.
I also continue to paint coastal surf towns.  We go to Santa Cruz every weekend where I paint classic VW vans, palm trees, the ocean and the boardwalk.  [...]

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