Michael McGuinness RWS - Contemporary Watercolour, Portrait of a Seated Woman
DescriptionA fine and expressive watercolour and graphite painting by the artist Michael McGuinness RWS, depicting a seated woman in green and blue garments. The realism of the sitter's gaze, which is intensely directed at the viewer, contrasts with the almost abstract composition of the body, highlighted by the artist's proficient brushwork. Well presented in a card mount and a simple distressed effect white wooden frame. Framing information on reverse. Signed. On watercolour paper.
In good condition overall, with some light foxing. Surface yellowing to the lower edge of the mount. Some very light wear to the frame.
43.9 x 30.5cm (17.3" x 12")Framed Size: 48.5 x 35cm (19.1" x 13.8")
Sulis Fine Art is pleased to present a wonderful collection of watercolours by the Contemporary artist Michael McGuinness RWS.
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Born and educated in Essex, Michael McGuinness studied illustration at the S.E. Essex School of Art, then painting at the Royal Academy Schools and at Walthamstow with Stuart Ray and John Titchell. In the early sixties he joined The Observer Newspaper and Magazine as Artist/Designer and then went on to Readers Digest as Art Editor for Special Projects.
Freelancing during the seventies as Illustrator/Designer, he had a solo show of paintings and drawings in London, was elected to The New English Art Club and showed oils and watercolours at the Royal Academy Summer Shows. Senior Design Editing at Mitchell Beazley Publishers followed and a period on the Sunday Times at Wapping. In 1986 he joined The Independent before launch, first as Deputy Art Editor and then as Art Editor, seeing the paper through every stage of the award winning process of the first newspaper to be conceived and born in the new technology. He later became the first Art Editor of The Independent on Sunday.
In 1989 he was elected as a member of the Royal Watercolour Society and has shown regularly at the Bankside Gallery since then. He has also shown at Christie’s and in the touring show in Spain. McGuinness was selected by Bernard Dunstan for the Directors’ Choice exhibition at the New Academy in London, and two books were published to which he contributed. The Encyclopedia of Watercolour techniques, The New Guide to Illustration, for which he wrote a chapter on the use of illustration of newspapers.
In 1993 he was invited to design the Colour Magazine for the relaunch of The Observer, and was with them until the late spring of 1994. In the Autumn of 1994 he joined The Independent and Independant on Sunday as Head of Design and Graphics.For more information on this artist or collection see here.
|Artist||Michael McGuinness RWS|
|Dimensions||43.9 x 30.5cm|
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