Meet the Teaching Artist

Colin McGuire

Teaching Artist & Gallerist

Colin McGuire is a local artist and Marblehead resident. He recently opened his own art gallery and studio, McGuire Gallery, in the Historic District of Marblehead. Colin balances his career as a gallerist with teaching at Montserrat College of Art, as well as various other local institutions. Originally from Cape Cod, Colin has found comfort and inspiration on the beautiful North Shore of Boston.

Colin’s paintings are the result of a lifetime spent observing the coast. A dedicated painter for over a decade, his work is highly refined and sensitive, reflecting his experiences in nature and as an artist. His time spent as a fisherman and surfer along the New England coastline have etched the effects of light and atmosphere into the artist’s work. Trained as a plein-air painter, Colin often paints directly from the landscape, and aims to capture the sensations of a true presence in nature.

Colin received his MFA from Lesley University College of Art and Design and BFA from Montserrat College of Art. His work is exhibited and collected nationally, and his travels in painting have taken him across the globe.