As a contemporary impressionist, Guy paints mainly landscape and cityscape in oil. He favors picturesque subjects and destination spots that evoke fond memories and longings to warm the heart, encourage the soul, and bring a smile to the face.
Guy doesn’t seek to render photographic detail, but instead creates expressive, dynamic impressions so the viewer can enter the scene personally, experiencing and completing it for themselves. He quotes Aristotle, “The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.” Guy believes the visual arts best serve humankind by joining nature in displaying the reality and beauty of our Creator.
Guy is self-taught and first started painting in oils in 2004 on a dare from his wife. Since picking up the palette knife and applying his first thick strokes of color, he has won more than 30 awards and recognitions. He especially enjoys painting plein air (outdoors) following in the tradition of the late 19th/early 20th century French impressionists.