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Kristine McGuinty
 
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Mcguinty View of Moraine Lake

Biography

Kristine grew up in a small town north of Toronto, Ontario. Creating art was a part of her life growing up. However, having a passion for nature, she chose a future in forestry. She attained diplomas for her studies in Forestry and Parks & Recreation. She loved working in the remote northern forests and how it brought her closer to nature. Her forestry career brought her out west to Alberta in the mid 80’s where she worked in this field for eight years. A career change brought her back to her artistic roots. She operated her own photography and art studio for 19 years in the Peace River area. She also started taking fine art classes from the community college where she was introduced to printmaking, fine art photography, drawing and painting. Her career as an artist started unfolding and she took part in group and solo shows throughout Northern Alberta. Recently Kristine and her family have moved to St. Albert, Alberta where she works full time as an artist and photographer.

As an artist she says she is attracted to colour, strong lines and symbolism. She is drawn to the narrative qualities in a paintings, where paintings show renderings of tension and harmony, soulfulness and calmness. Her aim as an artist is to portray these qualities in her work.


Artist Statement

I primarily paint intuitively, my inspiration comes from the enjoyment of simply being creative. I am drawn to the quiet narrative qualities in a painting and my goal is to produce this in my own art. I’m hopeful my visual story brings a sense of peace and stillness. I use acrylics, oils and texture to layer a composition with colour, light and luminosity.
My paintings are driven by chance as I work through the creative process. A meditative reality that opens myself to explore and to be inspired. Nothing brings more joy than to find the hours have disappeared while I was feeling on task and fulfilled painting away.
I pay attention to the ambiance of a painting, where there is a mood and where I can invite contemplation.
I work in landscape and figurative themes reflecting my passions, energy and inspirations. Through my work I endeavour to stay connected to my creative self and appreciate the experience.

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Updated last on September 23, 2018
 

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