Stretched Canvas

Modern Lines

Contemporary White

Classical Baroque

Unframed print


Denis Maguire, alsager, Stoke-on-Trent near Robbie Williams
Member Since April 2009
Artist Statement Denis Maguire was born in Belfast, N.Ireland, in 1950. He moved to live near Crewe, england in 1975 to join ICL as a computer programmer after receiving an honours degree in maths and an Msc in Computer Science at Queen's University, Belfast.
He works as a contractor in IT and regrettably turned down a career as a professional footballer and a stage career. He has played most sports; enjoys theatre; plays guitar and hopes a song of his goes to the USA this summer.
He has recently joined the Sandbach Voices choir as a meeting place for people as he cannot play sport anymore (injuries get you in the end; never mind age!). He is a tenor and has always enjoyed team games. This is a big test for him! He intends to leave IT this year. At grammar school he was made by the head to drop Art and do Science because he was supposed to be clever (?). He won two prizes in UK art competitions at around the age of 14.
This week I joined the local theatre group to do try my hand at acting which I’ve attempted with Helen Mirren.
Two years ago he saw paintings in the Lake District which he was going to buy but his wife said "Why don't you have a go as you can't play sport now". So he started painting as a hobby. Everybody he knows or has heard of specialise in a niche, say scenery, animals etc. He'll paint anything! As he says:
"To paint I have to have a real reason for doing it. It's an emotional thing and it has to inspire me, eg like the crashing wave (me!) or "Eyes for You!" (love).
He has not yet displayed his art work in exhibitions but has been asked to exhibit in London and more recently Crewe and Nantwich,Cheshire, England.
"Someone told me my work is representational but isn't everything? Most of my work is in watercolour but my three recent ones are in oil ("Alien", "Stone Talk" and “Battle of Britain”). He would like his next paintings to be in oil and abstract (not that he knows anything about abstract except that he would like his imagination and thoughts to take over; an example of this he has tried to display in "Alien", "Stone Talk" and "Healing Hands".
This week I joined the local theatre group to do try my hand at acting which I’ve attempted with Helen Mirren.
My recent painting will be aTtiger (completed the sketch) as that was my nickname in sport and problem solving in IT but I definitely don’t bite!
After a long IT contract working away from home he has finally started painting again and has produced an abstract sketch (Battle of Britain) and this week he will it make come alive with a few colours! (done). He currently lives in Alsager, in Cheshire.
My Denis Maguire email has been hacked so I use my alternate email:
johnmcgrogan@hotmail.co.uk.

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Product No 3988077
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