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Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks. Simonides

Miguel Freitas

Miguel Freitas

Miguel Freitas grew up in Lisbon, Portugal and moved with his family to Toronto, Canada in 1983.
His love of art and painting started at a young age where he explored different ways of expressing
his creativity. Starting out with a Graphic Arts degree he entered into the creative world, first working
as a photographer in the fashion and modeling fields and then as an illustrator for Ad agencies.
His artistic diversity and ability to work with various media and styles has proven to be a great asset
to his creative career and his successes eventually lead him to positions working as Art Director
for companies both in Canada and Europe.

Although he enjoyed design, he longed for new challenges and creative freedom and so in 2004 he
ventured on his own and made a career of what had, until then, only been a passionate hobby...painting,
and he has since painted full-time from his home studio in Toronto's east end.

His use of vibrant colors is what often strikes people first. The colors are carefully chosen, giving off a strong
presence and symbolic content to his work. The passionate reds, pure range of blues and warm yellows
are seared into your memory, leaving you emotionally charged. You will lose yourself in the warmth and
comfort of a familiar place. The paintings convincingly depict the naive impressions and memories left in your
mind years after visiting a place. His unique style and execution bring to mind images of great frescoes on
old crumbling walls. The unusual use of mixed media and subject matter, are a perfect marriage.

Since then, he has exhibited in several solo and group exhibitions. His work is represented by prominent
galleries throughout North America and is included in many private and corporate collections not only
throughout North America, but also in Europe and Asia.

Jeannie McGuire

Jeannie McGuire

Jeannie McGuire, a Pittsburgh-based watercolor artist, strives to invoke individual interpretation through her artwork, which impressively utilizes a free application of paint and stylistic forms of expression. Stories and feelings are communicated in such works as "Kenneth," the American Watercolor Society's 144th Gold Medal of Honor selection. McGuire uses her own photography, acquired snapshots and life drawings to spark her creativity. Her work has been described as a brilliant combination of emotion, movement, natural design, and sheer artistry that has been expanded upon from her days as a commercial graphic designer and photographer. Impressionistic in nature with an identifiable subject, her strong, figurative approaches are unique in more ways than one. As is the case, her works have been displayed and awarded on an International level and represented in numerous art magazines. McGuire further dedicates herself to her craft by instructing figurative design watercolor workshops in an effort to encourage fellow artists. Professional organizations include the American Watercolor Society, Pittsburgh Watercolor Society and various small groups of collaborative artists.

"People love telling me how they feel about my art and I am grateful for the connection we have."

Jeannie McGuire


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