Stephen McGuinness is a contemporary landscape painter and a graduate in Fine Art from Manchester Metropolitan University, England. A productive period living and working in Palma de Mallorca included a solo exhibition at the Museo del Casal de Cultura, Soller. His work is represented on various online galleries and highlighted in The Spring Equinox Exhibition with Athezoc, a multidisciplinary cultural organization concerned with spiritual, philosophical, and environmental issues. He takes part annually in the HVAF Open Studio event, opening his studio in the beautiful cathedral city of St Albans, England. Stephen has taught and lectured extensively, including leading Art courses to the Andalucian region of Southern Spain. Student work has been exhibited at the Saatchi Gallery and the Dali Universe Museum in London. He was awarded an excellent prize in the CFA artist of the year. He has work in private collections both nationally and internationally. The artwork has been placed in various art and environmentalist publications.
Miami Art Basel, USA
New York Expo, USA
Art Market Hamptons International Art Fair, NY
Barcelona Spring Art Fair
Hertfordshire Open Studio Exhibition, England
August: Swiss Art Expo, Zurich
September: ‘Traveling Light’ Carousel Gallery Solo exhibition, Suffolk,
My work is essentially a preoccupation with the natural landscape & particularly with the solitary contemplation of the Wild Atlantic Coast of Ireland, the North Norfolk coastal path, and the Highlands of Scotland. I have a fascination with the work of the artists and writers of the Romantic period and their profound, spiritual connection to the sublime beauty of the natural world. Related to this is my interest in the Celtic tradition of the ‘ Thin Places’ and to the belief that such places are indeed sacred. The tradition holds that heaven & earth exist just three feet apart, and it is in the ‘ thin places’ that this distance collapses and we are able to catch glimpses of the divine or the transcendent.