About Nina Maguire
"Experiencing a painting by Nina Maguire is like catching the scent of a once-familiar perfume- evoking memory, filling the viewer with a sense of nostalgia, of a time and place lost but not forgotten..." is known for the intimacy, magic, and muted palette found in her muted-pallete acrylic paintings. Focusing on subjects that have personal val
ue to her, she imbues her canvases with atmosphere, sentiment and warmth. Maguire paints New York City under the veil of fog and snow, obscuring details in order to create a pervasive mood- so that a time period is irrelevant- it could be 1940 or 2020.guire began her career as a watercolor painter, before turning to acrylics as her medium of choice. By using many glazes and layers of paint application, Maguire began her career as a watercolor painter, before turning to acrylics as her medium of choice. By using many glazes and layers of paint application, she is able to achieve a richness and luminosity typically associated with oil paint. She has explored new surface textures for some paintings using sekishu rice paper mounted on canvas, creating a more tactile experience for the viewer.
Maguire strives in her work to create not a place, a person or occassion, but feeling of the place; the aura of the person; the mood of the occasion. Seeking inspiration in her experiences, she is able to draw upon a wealth of associated emotions in order to lavish her paintings with content, giving collectors an invitation to share a moment. Her chef series derives from her son's love of cooking and working with the chefs in the many clubs he's managed; her Italian vignettes from her Italian heritage and trips to Italy; her music series from her parents and her own enjoyment of opera and concerts and her younger son's passion for music; her New York scenes from a lifetime of loving the City.
Maguire’s career has been distinguished by extensive exhibitions in the New York and New England areas, numerous Juried Memberships and a multitude of awards, including Gold Medals from American Artists Professional League, The National Society of Painters in Casein & Acrylic, The Catharine Lorrilard Wolfe Art Club and Audubon Artists.
B.A. College of New Rochelle, New York
Studied with Ernest Thorne Thompson, AWS