Featured Artist Jack Magurany

Artist Jack Magurany paints expressive portraits, mostly of iconic figures. Enjoy this collection of his work and see more by visiting his website.

 

“Jimi” Acrylic on Canvas, 48” x 48” by artist Jack Magurany. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Jimi” Acrylic on Canvas, 48” x 48”

 

Drawing and painting have always been a passion of mine. As a child, I would sit for hours drawing, painting and trying new techniques.

 

“Audrey Hepburn” Acrylic on Canvas, 48” x 60” by artist Jack Magurany. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Audrey Hepburn” Acrylic on Canvas, 48” x 60”

 

I decided to follow my thirst for art and studied at Columbia College in Chicago. I received my BFA with honors in 1993. I was then able to have a career as an illustrator and graphic designer. However, my true passion and self-expression comes from being a painter.

 

“James Dean” Acrylic on Canvas, 36” x 48” by artist Jack Magurany. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“James Dean” Acrylic on Canvas, 36” x 48”

 

There is something about a blank canvas that excites me. Maybe it’s because it’s an opportunity to experiment with spontaneity and chance. I love to paint people, particularly the face.

 

“Jim Morrison” Acrylic on Canvas, 48” x 36” by artist Jack Magurany. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Jim Morrison” Acrylic on Canvas, 48” x 36”

 

I find faces really interesting. I like to focus on the eyes and make them the focal point of my paintings.

 

“In The Moment” Acrylic on Canvas, 48” x 48” by artist Jack Magurany. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“In The Moment” Acrylic on Canvas, 48” x 48”

 

I am known for painting iconic figures, but I have been experimenting with painting models as well. I feel I can have more of a creative spontaneity with a model rather than worrying about trying to capture the likeness of an iconic figure.

 

“Ali” Acrylic on Canvas, 48” x 48” by artist Jack Magurany. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Ali” Acrylic on Canvas, 48” x 48”

 

I would describe my work as expressive and impressionistic. I use bold colors and broad spontaneous marks to create excitement and add enthusiasm to the painting. I do this by using large brushes, trowels, pallet knives or whatever I can find to give me the texture or feeling I’m looking for.

 

“Bowie” Acrylic on Canvas, 36” x 36” by artist Jack Magurany. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Bowie” Acrylic on Canvas, 36” x 36”

 

I enjoy the challenge of trying to capture a subject’s likeness while intensifying his or her beauty through the use of bold and vibrant colors. I do not follow any rules or theories. I just paint.

 

“Marilyn” Acrylic on Canvas, 48” x 48" by artist Jack Magurany. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Marilyn” Acrylic on Canvas, 48” x 48″

 

The love of art has been instilled in my heart. Every time I step away it always calls me back. It’s a huge part of me and how I look at things. So, I continue on the wonderful journey of evolving and exploring my passion for the arts.

 

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