Artist: Brian McGuffey

Brian McGuffey

I am a self-taught artist currently residing in Seattle, Washington. Originally from Alabama, travels have taken me throughout North and Central America and Europe.

Images from my life experiences and childhood are loosely represented in my paintings. Storytelling, children’s books and my Grandmother are all inspirations for conceptualizing imagery and themes.  My work can be seen as either light-hearted, thought-provoking, or both simultaneously.

Building of texture and use of color are primary steps in my creative process. Elements for my paintings include several layers of acrylic paint, vinyl composite, oil stick, and a matte, protective polymer on canvas or wood.

In my current body of work, I have created subjects possessing both human and animal characteristics. Inspiration for these works come from such disparate sources as Henry Darger, Crayola® crayons and Hermann Rorschach.