Exhibition on view until June 9, 2015
THE MOONEY CENTER
The College of New Rochelle
29 Castle Place, New Rochelle, NY 10805
Nina Maguire is known for the intimacy and magic of her muted palette acrylic paintings. Focusing on subjects that have personal value 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 enough so that a time period is irrelevant, it could be 1940 or 2015, in order to create a pervasive mood and atmosphere.
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 in her work, she is able to achieve a richness and luminosity typically associated only with oil paint. In her recent work she has explored new surface textures, creating a more tactile experience for the viewer. By utilizing the irregular quality of collage and rice paper as media, Maguire brings the element of texture to the forefront.
Maguire strives in her work to create not a place, person or occasion, but the 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 chef in the many clubs he has managed; her Italian vignettes from her Italian heritage and trips to Italy; her music series from parents and her own enjoyment of opera and concerts; her New York scenes from a lifetime of loving the City.
Nina Maguire’s career has been distinguished with a multitude of awards, including ones received from The National Society of Painters in Casein & Acrylic, Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, National Association of Women Artists, American Artists Professional League, Mamaroneck Artists Guild and Audubon Artists.
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Bridge Nocturne V (Tappan Zee)
acrylic on canvas, 20 x 30 inches