About the Artist

Colin McGuire is currently residing in Beverly, MA where he works as an adjunct instructor at Montserrat College of Art. He grew up on the lower cape and has been a long-time exhibiting artist of the outer cape. He received his BFA from Montserrat College of Art and received his MFA from Lesley University College of Art and Design. His professional career as an artist has taken him all over the world. McGuire has taught plein-air painting workshops on Cape Cod and in Vieques, Puerto Rico, and spent significant time in Arles, France on painting sabbaticals. He is represented by McGuire Gallery in Provincetown, MA, Harmon Gallery in Wellfleet, MA, and Gallery Galleon in Vieques, Puerto Rico.

McGuire’s figure paintings question what it means to be an American in the modern world. These work develops from the narrative of early colonization which, in many ways, began on the shores of his hometown and painting muse, Provincetown. People wander, search, migrate, or gather in camaraderie against a void landscape.

His latest seascapes, however, search the harmony found in nature. Moments of serenity bathed in natural light become the setting for what the artist describes as “a breath of fresh air”.