Ode to Joy, Oil on Panel, 5" x 7,"  private collection

Ode to Joy, Oil on Panel, 5" x 7," private collection



McGuffin uses oil paint and classical painting techniques to tell visual parables. McGuffin’s sensitive approach to realism focuses on the expressive use of form and light to communicate the subject’s ineffable qualities. To that end, the (mostly*) self taught artist prefers to work from life in natural lighting. Though contemporary in subject matter and composition, McGuffin’s paintings share a goal beyond that of technique with Renaissance artists – that of drawing viewers into contemplation of the Divine.


* McGuffin has had the privilege of studying with the following modern masters:

• Kate Stone, Textural Still Life Workshop
• Emilie Lee, Barque Drawing Workshop
• Colleen Barry, Structure & Anatomy of the Human Body Workshop
• Gregory Mortenson, Portrait Drawing & Painting Workshop
• Charlie Hunter, Intro to Murky Landscape Painting



• N.H. Center for the Arts Naturally New England Exhibit, Sunapee, NH | July 27–August 5, 2018
• 2018 T.W. Wood Gallery Summer Juried Show, T.W. Wood Gallery, Montpelier, VT | July 5–August 31, 2018
• 2018 Art's Alive Festival of Fine Art, Burlington, VT | June 1–31, 2018
• Best in Show, Nourishment Juried Exhibition, T.W. Wood Gallery, Montpelier, VT | Feb 27–April 27, 2018


• 2017 Annual Regional Juried Exhibition, The Guild of Boston Artist, Boston, MA
• 2017 Laumeister Fine Art Competition, Bennington Center for the Arts, Bennington, VT