Current Gallery: Somethingforeveryone (123 pieces)
ABOUT THE ARTIST Denis Maguire was born in Belfast, N.Ireland, in 1950. He moved to live near Crewe 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 regrettable 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 had the good fortune to attempt with Helen Mirren And Colin Firth as an extra. He acted on Belfast radio when a teenager and played for Distillery FC, Belfast. 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 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". My recent painting will be aTiger (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. I have received email from some people showing me their work and i'm in awe - just brilliant and inspiring. Thank you.
  • Man UTD warrior Man UTD warrior
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  • giving lady giving lady
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  • albatrosand convict ship to australia albatrosand convict ship to australia
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  • Through the despair Through the despair
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  • solar system solar system
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  • 4 moods 4 moods
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  • UFO new blue UFO new blue
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  • My girl band My girl band
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  • Liverpool skyline Liverpool skyline
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  • you raise me up you raise me up
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  • the nativity the nativity
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  • Moonwalk Moonwalk
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  • A rainbow A rainbow
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  • cornwall-scene with rocks cornwall-scene with rocks
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  • Trees and my strenghth and my vigour Trees and my strenghth and my vigour
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  • Trees and my vigour Trees and my vigour
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  • frisbee-beach-lady-sketch frisbee-beach-lady-sketch
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  • Pride and joy Pride and joy
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  • Battle for  Britain Battle for  Britain
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  • Eyes for you Eyes for you
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  • Through the  despair Through the  despair
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  • Lady in red swimsuit Lady in red swimsuit
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  • Man utd warrior Man utd warrior
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  • tiger tiger
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  • Jesus-why?Afghanistan war Jesus-why?Afghanistan war
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  • Chimp and mate Chimp and mate
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  • Jesus-why? Afghanistan war Jesus-why? Afghanistan war
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  • UFO UFO
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  • Violet wave Violet wave
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  • you raise me up you raise me up
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