As a Contemporary Impressionist Guy paints mainly landscape and cityscape in oil. He does not seek to render in photographic detail, but instead to create expressive, dynamic impressions so that the viewer can enter the scene personally, experiencing and completing it for themselves. His goal is to help the viewer reconnect with the spiritual imprints of memories future. He agrees with Aristotle’s statement, "The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.”
Guy was born in Dallas, Texas, and grew up in Longview, Texas. He and his wife Jackie reside in Boerne, Texas. Guy is self taught and first started painting in oils in 2004 on a dare from his wife. Since 2008 Guy has won more than multiple awards and ribbons, including a first, second, and honorary mention in the regional Lone Star Art Guild competition in Humble, Texas, and a “Best of Show” at the Katy Area Artists’ Show. In his first official one-man show, Guy sold an incredible 28 paintings. More recently, one of his paintings (“Date Night”) was accepted in the 2nd Annual Marilynn Dickey Open Juried Competition at the Sugar Land Art Center, Sugar Land, TX.
Guy especially enjoys painting “Plein Air” (pronounced “plane air”), meaning, “in the open air,” following in the tradition of the French Impressionists, Sorolla, John Singer Sergeant, and other great artists of the late 19th and early 20th Centuries. Concerning Plein Air painting, Guy says, “For me it is a spiritual experience. I never feel closer to God than when I am outdoors in His creation, cooperating with Him in co-creating representations of His handiwork, ‘painting in light of eternity’ (Eccs. 3:11). One of his favorite quotes is: "As an artist, I merely plagiarize God's work!" (Unknown)
Guy’s work can be found on his website at www.guyjacksonart.com