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About the Artist
Mary Mackay divides her time between studios in Kippen near Stirling and in Edinburgh. She became a full-time artist after graduation from Edinburgh College of Art with honours in Painting in 2014. Prior to that, she taught biology and science and this can be evidenced in some of her work.
Exploring new techniques and materials keeps it interesting.
On recent works on paper, she revisits techniques and ideas from previous years in which she prints, collages and draws. The seed heads and flowers of plants from her Stirlingshire garden have been used to make marks, creating works, which she refers to as ‘Plant Calligraphy’
Mary is better known for her paintings, often abstract pieces, in which there can be a fine line between chaos, order and form.