Colin McGuire joins APH community from Marblehead, MA with 15 years of experience as a professional working artist. Colin is a second-generation oil painter and owner of McGuire Gallery in Marblehead, MA and Provincetown, MA. Colin has recently paired his success in the arts with support for local initiatives, raising funds for Wellfleet Shellfishing as well as the Cape Cod National Seashore. In the classroom, Colin starts with a focus on critical thinking, bringing purpose and intention to creativity. His classroom encourages group discussion and vocalization of creative ideas, building confidence amongst students in their artistic practices.
Colin has been teaching at Montserrat College of Art since 2016 in the foundations and pre-college programming. As a pre-college instructor, Colin has been successfully guiding students as they develop high-level portfolio works for college applications. As an adjunct instructor in observation, design, and color theory, Colin is responsible for establishing the critical skills for students entering a career in the visual arts. Additionally, Colin brings a wealth of experience in art curation and exhibition from his years as a gallerist.
Outside of school Colin enjoys surfing and travelling with his fiance’, Lauren and their golden retriever, Annabelle.
Colin received his BFA from Montserrat College of Art and MFA from Lesley University College of Art and Design in Cambridge.