A.S. McGuffin uses oil paint and techniques handed down by generations of Master painters to tell visual parables. Using pure pigments and archival practices, McGuffin’s sensitive approach to realism focuses on the expressive use of form and light to communicate the subject’s ineffable qualities. To achieve that, 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 is grateful to have studied with the following modern masters:
• Kate Stone, Textural Still Life Workshop, Rochester, NY
• Emilie Lee, Bargue Drawing 101, Emilie’s Studio, Burlington, VT
• Gregory Mortenson, Portrait Painting Workshop, Grand Central Atelier, New York, NY
• Colleen Barry, Anatomy & Structure Workshop, Grand Central Atelier, New York, NY
• Charlie Hunter, F.A.P. Plein Air Workshop, Grafton, VT



• Winter Juried Exhibition, T.W. Wood Gallery & Museum, Montpelier, VT | January 10–March 1, 2019


• Small Pieces Show, Wethersfield Academy for the Arts, Watson Gallery, 200 Main St, Wethersfield, CT
• 10th Annual National Figurative Drawing & Painting Competition & Exhibition, The Lore Degenstein Gallery, Selinsgrove, PA
• 2018 Annual Regional Juried Exhibition, The Guild of Boston Artists, Boston, MA | September 8–29, 2018
• Naturally New England Juried Exhibition, NH Center for the Arts, Sunapee, NH
• Summer Juried Exhibition, T.W. Wood Gallery & Museum, Montpelier, VT
• 2018 Art's Alive Festival of Fine Art Juried Exhibition, Burlington VT
Best in Show, ‘Nourishment’ Juried Exhibition, T.W. Wood Gallery & Museum, Montpelier, VT


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