Mark John Maguire
Mark John Maguire can be contacted by EMail:
I was educated at the University of Manchester, Swansea University and the Polytechnic of Wales, where I studied History, Philosophy and Intellectual and Art History (MA). I have lived and worked in Ireland, Germany and Holland and the UK as a barman, labourer, soldier, Aircraft sealer, Trade Marks Examiner, Ministerial Policy Adviser, Head of International Relations at the Welsh Office and Principal Private Secretary to the Presiding Officer at the National Assembly for Wales.
I left the Civil Service in 2005 disenchanted with politicians and have since dedicated myself to art and writing. My large vibrant and atmospheric paintings are metaphysical in approach and, as with my writing, personal and intense. They frequently convey contemporary urban realism in a ruined, isolated or detached landscape. The figures in them are always captive watchers of their environment or circumstance trapped by their inability to communicate. The Night Traveller (MJ Maguire) was my first novel and was published in 2010. I regularly publish articles in journals on a diverse number of subjects from International Affairs and Ethics to Metaphysics, Theory of Knowledge and Modern Art. My art and writing say all there is to know about me.