December 2015

Hello, my name is Megan (Kries) McGuire.  I married Michael, the man of my dreams, in September 2014.  He is the most amazing, hard-working, caring, thoughtful, and faithful man.  He is so funny and has the best personality – making everyone love him from the second they meet him.  We love to play golf, cheer for the Colts, spend time with family/friends and our 2 toy poodles; Divot and Birdie.  Also, he is an amazing cook!

Michael had been complaining about a sudden, severe headache for 2 days while he was traveling for work.  He is a surgical sales rep and said this is his dream job!!  He has worked so hard to get to where he is professionally and covers many states around Indiana.

On Saturday, October 10, 2015, Michael woke up at 3 am very confused and not speaking clearly.  I took him to the emergency room and after a CT scan, the Dr. said he has bleeding and swelling on his brain – we were transferred to the Neurology ICU Unit.  Michael was diagnosed with Dural Venous Sinus Thrombosis.  He was monitored for the first few days and had lots of testing done to figure out why this happened.  Then on Monday, October 12, 2015, he was rushed into surgery at midnight to help reduce the severe swelling/pressure on his brain by removing a portion of his skull.  To this day, we don’t know why this has happened and the Dr. said we may never know.

Michael spent 20 days in the Neuro ICU, 7 days in Acute Neuro and 40 days in a rehabilitation facility to get stronger.  We were told that he was ready to have the portion of his skull replaced and he had surgery on December 14, 2015 – only to be told afterward that in fact he was NOT ready and there was still too much swelling.   After many months, he had surgery on February 29, 2016 and the portion of his skull was replaced!  His speech has been affected, communication is very difficult and he has to re-learn how to talk and read.  We are told this is going to be a very long recovery process.

Our families and I know there are so many people praying for Michael all over the country.  He is my rock and my everything.  We have so much fun together and are so in love – I miss hearing his voice every day.  I know that God is in control and has his arms around Michael – we have already seen that during this process.

We thank you so much for all the love, support and prayers during this extremely difficult time.

“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”    Jeremiah 29:11


For updates on Michael, follow Megan’s posts on Caring Bridge 




Artist Reception at Nickel Plate Arts

Join us for Michael J McGuire’s Artist Reception on February 10th at The Stephenson House of Nickel Plate Arts in Noblesville from 1:00-4:00pm.

FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/369036733908928/

Michael will showcase his diverse collection of paintings, prints, and stationery. Michael’s subjects include Abstract, Animals, Nature, and his Faith Collection.

On October 10, 2015, Michael was diagnosed with Dural Venous Sinus Thrombosis, a very rare brain bleed. Two days later, he had emergency surgery that saved his life. Since his brain injury, Michael has Aphasia, so communication is difficult for him. Michael discovered his hidden talent for art at an Aphasia support group at Butler University. Read more of Michael’s story at: https://www.artbymichaeljmcguire.com/

Michael has a creative eye for color and his ability to paint such beautiful artwork is simply amazing and a true blessing from God! Come Celebrate Michael’s passion!

“I enjoy painting because it is detailed, calming, and intense.” ~ Michael J McGuire

**ALSO, Michael’s artwork will be showcased on First Friday, February 1st during Nickel Plate’s monthly reception from 6-9pm.  After First Friday, Michael’s exhibit will be open to the public during their normal gallery hours throughout the month of February.

Questions? Contact Michael at michael@artbymichaeljmcguire.com

Wine and Art Open House ~ Nov. 17th 1-4pm

Join us for a Wine & Art Open House on Saturday, November 17th  in Bloomington at the home of Terry  & Dee Dee McGuire (3509 Ashwood Drive, Bloomington 47401).

Stop by anytime between 1-4 to check out some fine wine and beautiful artwork by Michael McGuire. There will be several new paintings, Christmas cards, and prints available to purchase! AND….. Did we mention Wine🍷?!?!


Michael’s 2nd Annual Art Sale Celebration

October 13, 2018

Harbour Trees
333 Regents Park Ln
Noblesville, Indiana 46062

Please join us to celebrate Michael’s passion for art!  

Michael will be exhibiting a wide variety of paintings, framed prints, and you can place a custom order.  Contact Michael with any questions.

Please invite your friends! Can’t wait to see you and celebrate Michael’s journey.

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Selfie Saturday Giveaway

NEXT SATURDAY, April 28th, is your deadline for **SELFIE SATURDAY**.  Go to Michael’s FB page HERE and comment below our Selfie Saturday post, then post your selfie with your Michael J McGuire artwork or product (at an event is fine too!).

A randomly selected winner will receive a choice of >> A deck of Michael’s custom playing cards OR 20% off your next painting on canvas by Michael J McGuire.





Weeping Willow – SOLD

Weeping Willow by Michael J McGuire

Weeping Willow

Michael J McGuire’s exquisite Weeping Willow is available at $225.  This beautiful acrylic is on a 16×20 wrapped canvas with a protective clear coating.  Email Michael at  michael@artbymichaeljmcguire.com to purchase, shipping available.

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Michael’s Art Sale Celebration

October 8, 2017

Harbour Trees
333 Regents Park Ln, Noblesville, Indiana 46062

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Please join us to celebrate Michael’s new passion for art!  

We will have a silent auction for Michael’s artwork, framed prints, a 50/50 raffle, door prizes, and you can place a custom order.  Contact Michael with any questions.

Please invite your friends! Can’t wait to see you and celebrate Michael’s journey.

Learn more about Michael
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