Monday, September 6, 2010
"DUST DEVIL" - my painting of a charging black rhino won the prestigious PRESIDENTS AWARD at the Society of Animal Artists 50th Anniversary ART AND THE ANIMAL at the San Diego Museum of Natural History. Pictured is one of the judges - Joshua Rose - editor and publisher of WESTERN ART COLLECTOR and AMERICAN ART COLLECTOR magazine.
Sunday, August 29, 2010
This is the new wolf painting I have just completed. It represents a little change in my technique which is to underpaint with a Burnt Sienna (rust) color to try to create a "glow" and emphasize the reflected light. I'm quite happy with the way it came out - hope you agree!
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Friday, July 30, 2010
PHOTO: Me with Kip Forbes at my solo exhibition at FORBES GALLERIES, NY.
“You can almost hear the creatures breathing in Jan Martin McGuire’s paintings. More than just reality, she succeeds in capturing the soul and nobility of beasts and birds big and small”.
Chrisopher Forbes FORBES MAGAZINE
"I was captivated by Jan Martin McGuire's paintings the first time that I saw them. She paints all animal species with the same virtuosity, enabling the viewer to feel actually present in the foreground."
Tom James - Chairman of the Board, RAYMOND JAMES FINANCIAL
"Jan Martin McGuire is among the top women artists focusing on wildlife today. Her perennial presence in top museum-quality exhibitions is proof of her status in the wildlife art world."
LEADING WILDLIFE ART SCHOLAR AND MUSEUM CURATOR
"Having hunted all over the globe, I have seen and studied nature first hand. Jan's work brings the qualities of nature to the canvas. The colors and texture that she uses make her paintings realistic. Whether it is a beautiful little bird or a hard charging rhino, her work is exquisite."
Irvin Barnhart ART COLLECTOR, RENOWNED AWARD WINNING BIG GAME HUNTER AND CONSERVATIONIST
Saturday, July 24, 2010
Sunday, July 4, 2010
James and I just got back from our fabulous trip to Tanzania. One of the highlights was our camp in the remote Northern Serengeti where the wildebeest were massing to begin crossing the Mara river into Kenya. The one photo shows me in front of only a small portion of this herd last week, the other I took in Kenya last year of them during the migration - I am planning a major painting this on based on this.