Name: Mark John Maguire
Location: South Wales
Highest Qualification: MA Art and Intellectual History
Studied At: Manchester, Mid-Glamorgan & Swansea
Achievements & Experience: I was educated at the University of Manchester, Swansea University & the Polytechnic of Wales, where I studied History, Philosophy and Intellectual & Art History (MA). I have lived and worked in Ireland, Germany, Holland & the UK as a barman, labourer, soldier, Aircraft sealer, Trade Marks Examiner, Ministerial Policy Adviser, Head of International Relations at the Welsh Office & Principal Private Secretary to the Presiding Officer at the National Assembly for Wales. I left the Civil Service in 2005 disenchanted with politicians & have since dedicated myself to art and writing. My large vibrant and atmospheric paintings are metaphysical in approach & as with my writing, personal & 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 & was published in 2010. I regularly publish articles in journals on a diverse number of subjects from International Affairs & Ethics to Metaphysics, Theory of Knowledge & Modern Art. My art and writing say all there is to know about me.
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