Artist Statement


I start a painting from one of my photographs and I end up finishing it intuitively.     My goal is to produce a painting with a quiet, peaceful narrative.  I explore for ways to increase the ambiance of a painting, where I can relate a mood and invite contemplation.  My favourite part when spending time in nature is when there is a passing moment you know is not going to last long and you get to bear witness to it, a private show between you and nature.  Like a tree  lit up by low hanging sun and you see all those new colours or the  turquoise and purple clouds because a storm is brewing …  those are my moments… that inspire me to paint.

I work in landscape and figurative themes reflecting my passions and inspirations. Through my work I endeavour to stay connected to my creative self and appreciate the experience.

Kristine McGuinty AFCA