Artist Holding a Paintbrush

MEET 
BARBARA MACKIE
FINE ART

Artist Creator

Welcome to my portfolio, Barbara Mackie - Fine Art, where you can discover my work, skills, and professional experience. Please take a moment to look through the gallery, and get in touch for more information.

 

ARTIST STATEMENT AND BIO

ARTIST STATEMENT  

The colours in my work are observed. They are nature’s colours, and I use colour as a subject within its context in the natural world. See Rainbow Light where a golden yellow at the heart of the work is the sun’s light after rain filling the sky. See autumn’s russet colours play around the trees in Ancient Oak and Old Oakwood due to a long dry 2018 summer that left the leaves on the branches way into November. See Warm Seabreeze where blue sky and dark sand evoke that atmosphere of air moving along the beach. My work centres on the natural and physical elements of the land. I try to capture characteristics without feeling the need to reproduce fine detail.  I have included some studies of bridges, roads and rails around the resurrected Borders railway. I have other work that is reduced fully to the abstract, see Reflection.  I enjoy dipping into natural history by writers such as Roger Deakin as these trigger my imagination through their description of the experience of living close to nature, and some of my work here is a direct response to walking in mature and ancient woodland.  In his book ‘Walnut Tree Farm’ Roger Deakin said “To enter a wood is to pass into a different world in which we ourselves are transformed”.  He stated that we carry places and landscapes in our head, that live on in us, wherever we may be, and however far we may be from them. He believed that we never forget these places and landscapes because we have experienced such intensity of life there. I concur with those beliefs as I find my own thoughts, ideas and memories are borne of such experience, finding their way into deep internal spaces, and over time re-emerging in the birth of new work. 


BIO

Based near Edinburgh, I concentrate on my visual arts practice, but earlier worked in the arts and education. following studies at Edinburgh College of Art and Yale University, USA.

 

RECENT WORK

DRAWINGS AND PAINTINGS

I seek new ways to continue the development of my work as a professional artist. Please explore this portfolio and see how my enthusiasm for the physical world inspires my artwork, in oil, acrylic, conte and ink.

 

IMAGES FROM THE DUKE'S ESTATE

Ancient Woodland and Monumental Bridges

Trees hundreds of years old and buildings and bridges of character.

 
 

LANDS

-field, mountain, weather and core-

Falahill.jpg

Falahill.jpg

Mixed media, light silver frame, H 51cms x W 37cms, £245

Dark Pentlands.jpg

Dark Pentlands.jpg

Charcoal on paper, black frame, H 56cms x W 70cms, ££295

Earth.jpg

Earth.jpg

Oil on canvas, light wooden edging frame, H 92cms x W 122cms, £495

Engervanet, Sandvika.jpg

Engervanet, Sandvika.jpg

Collage & acrylic, white frame, H 42cms x W 48cms, £195

Rainbow Light.jpg

Rainbow Light.jpg

Ink wash & acrylic, Oak look frame, H 45cms x W 45cms, £395

Under the Plough.jpeg

Under the Plough.jpeg

Oil Pastel, light silver frame, H 47cms x W 39cms, £245

 

ROAD AND RAILWAYS

-designed built & lasted-

Borders Rail Bridge.jpg
By the Toll.jpg
 

LAND AND WATER

-rock, structure, estuary and beach-

Northern Light.jpg

Northern Light.jpg

Watercolour on paper, Grey wood look frame, H 53cms x W 57cms, £295

Breakwater, Newhaven.jpg

Breakwater, Newhaven.jpg

Mixed media, Oak look frame, H 41cms x W 52cms, £295

Down to the Estuary.jpeg

Down to the Estuary.jpeg

Oil on board, Bronze frame, H 23cms x W 26cms, £195

Warm Seabreeze.jpg

Warm Seabreeze.jpg

Oil on canvas, Oak look frame, H 63cms W 73cms, £395

 

REFLECTION

The Beckoning, Marking and Tracing

The Beckoning.jpg

The Beckoning.jpg

Acrylic on canvas, H120cm x W180cm, £795

Exhibiting, Chichester, West Sussex 2017

Exhibiting, Chichester, West Sussex 2017

Tracing and Marking

Tracing and Marking

Watercolour on paper, both H58 x W48, as a pair £490

 

YOUR VISIT

I hope you can see in my work, the inspiration that I have experienced within the physical environment and the importance that time, place and memory played in its expression. Early this year this work was on show at the Edinburgh Central Library.  Any information on future exhibitions will be notified here.

 
Barbara Mackie - Edinburgh

CONTACT

Thank you for reviewing the Barbara Mackie Fine Art Painting Portfolio. Please get in touch to find out more.

Edinburgh, UK

 

Edinburgh, UK

©2017 BY BARBARA MACKIE - FINE ART. PROUDLY CREATED WITH WIX.COM

Down to the Estuary.jpeg

Oil on board, Bronze frame, H 23cms x W 26cms, £195