Whether painting murals in churches, mosaicing fountains or teaching developmentally disabled adults using their handmade paper, fashioning greeting cards to sell, Annette McGuire an award winning artist in Colorado, has always been an explorer of art and creativity.
Currently Annette is using watercolor batik, capturing bold colorful images of the extraordinary found in the ordinary. Contrast and intense colors pop from gardens and people she encounters.
Largely self-taught, Annette enjoys that the medium of water color batik has an element of loss of control, like riding a roller coaster, half way through painting you have to trust the process of painting light to dark, mixing your colors on dry paint and sealing the colors with hot wax. Suddenly everything comes together and you feel as though you've played a part in something magical happening.
Annette signs her name sometimes using her childhood name, Annie (M) as her signature. She says its her inner child that has come out to play in her art.
Annette’s art can be seen on Facebook under Annette McGuire also at the Steel City Art Works Gallery 216 S Union Ave. Pueblo CO
Annette’s works have been at:
Tointon Gallery, Greeley, CO
Gold Hill Mesa, Colorado Springs, CO
Published in the Pueblo Chieftain, Pueblo, CO
Southern Colorado watercolor society's Aquarius National Juried Watercolor Show 2016, Sangre De Cristo Arts Center, Pueblo, CO
Pueblo Bank and Trust Art at Christmas 2016, Pueblo CO
24th Southeast Regional Juried Exhibition 2017, National show Mattie Kelly Arts Center Niceville FL
Pikes Peak Watercolor Society International watermedia 2017, Colorado Springs
Red River Watercolor Society 24th Annual National Watermedia 2017, Moorhead MN
Steel City Art Works Gallery, Pueblo CO. Member
Kansas National Watercolor Exhibition 2017 Mark Arts gallery, Wichita KS, and 2018
Signature Status with the Pikes Peak Watercolor Society November 2017
Pueblo Bank and Trust Art At Christmas 2017
Southern Colorado Watercolor Society Aquarius watermedia 2018 show at the Sangre De Cristo Art Galley, Pueblo CO. Honorable Mention.
Pueblo Colorado Art Guild, Past and Present Show 2018 best of show. Southwest Show 2018 Best of Show, First Place and Honorable mention.
Colorado State Watercolor Show 2018.
Pikes Peak International Watermedia 2019. MeiningerAward.
Colorado State Fair, Fine Arts, Honorable Mention 2019
Bell Tower Cultural Center, Florence Co. 2019 Best of Show Still Life Show. First Place Fiesta Show.