Carrie McKenzie – Artist Halifax, Yorkshire
Yorkshire artist, Carrie McKenzie, exhibits regularly at a number of galleries and venues across West Yorkshire. Her artwork has been selected for collections in UK, Europe, USA, Australia and New Zealand. In addition to original works of art, she also offers premium signed prints and greeting cards, available through her website and commercial art outlets. She teaches regularly through workshops and demonstrations, and offers mini-workshops to local art societies. She is the author of The Art of Brusho, and has been featured in The Leisure Painter and the SAA Paint magazines.
Leaning towards illustrative and contemporary, rather than traditional photo-realism, Carrie explores expressionistic loose styles, which bring out her unique approach to colour, light and essence of her subjects. She paints in most mediums: oils, acrylics, pen and ink, watercolour and Brusho, and says: â€œI love the purity and translucence of watercolours for their radiance and magical effects when paint and water mingle on the paper to shape the image in exquisite ways. Oils inspire me with their buttery flexibility and depth of colour. Acrylics enthuse me with their versatility and vibrant colours. And there is much to admire in the evocative power that the starkness and simplicity of pen and ink bring to the artistâ€™s table.”
Carrie has had a passion for art since she was a child, and now works from her studio in Halifax. She has trained with some of the leading national and internationally acclaimed artists, who have influenced the development of her own personal style. Born and brought up Yorkshire, she is fascinated at the play of light and colour that completely changes the appearance of the environment, its people and wildlife. “So many great artists have tried to capture the fascination of light in their work â€“ it is, I think, one of the most transformational aspects of any painting. I am constantly striving to reflect the impact of light and colour into my own work.”
Never short of ideas for what to paint, Carrie says her best inspiration is the beautiful and fascinating world around us.
As a qualified Lecturer in Further Education, Carrie enjoys her work as an art tutor, sharing the time-tested tips and techniques discovered and developed from her own painting journey. She holds several art classes and workshops at local venues, and offers mini art workshop-demonstrations to local art societies.
A range of products carrying her designs/paintings, such as canvas, acrylic and metal prints, as well as cushion covers, iphone and ipad covers, clothing, tote bags and many other items are available through Fine Art America at: www.fineartamerica.com/artists/carrie+mckenzie or through RedBubble at: www.redbubble.com/people/carriemckenzie.
You can also view Carrie’s work on her Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/Carrie.McKenzie.Art.
GALLERIES & VENUES DISPLAYING MY ARTWORK
Society for All Artists (SAA)
Jacksons Art Supplies
Framesmart Frames & Mounts
Ken Bromley Art Supplies
Rosemary & Co Brushes
Knight Graphics Printing
Winsor & Newton Supplies
Colourcraft C&A Ltd, Brusho
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