Visual artists are influenced by many things, what they believe, what they hear, what they think, what they dream, etc, etc. Whatever the source, they distill their ideas into visual imagery. Guerin is influenced by what he sees, and what he sees more often than anything is his studio and what is in front of him as he paints and draws. The first paintings which depict the process of making art are among his earliest professional creations, and this approach remains paramount in his work today. In the process pf painting landscapes, many additional paintings emerged with process as the subject and the landscape as secondary. Similarly, there are examples of works that are studio still life paintings based on depictions from other artists studios, and even paintings of gallery settings. All however depict the artists visual experience of creating art and seeing art in other artists' studios and galleries.