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42 ARTIST PROFILE Alli Mackay

Certain, 2016, oil on canvas, 80 x 100 cm

Alli Mackay

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elationships are the main source of inspiration for Alli Mackay whose semi abstract figurative works celebrate the connections humans make as interdependent and inherently social beings.

Working in oil on canvas, Mackay has spent time exploring the versatility of paint. Her practice sees her embracing a dry brush technique to describe the form through her individual style which communicates both strength and fragility. She has developed her own personal visual language; softening any features, harsh lines or

angles, yet allowing her highly expressive and dynamic use of colour to heighten the power of the figure. Preparatory sketches and colour plans allow the artist to focus in on each artwork, usually completing in a single sitting. Born in Glasgow, Mackay has participated in many art exhibitions throughout Scotland and London. Her works are held in private collections in Canada, the United States, Spain, and New Zealand. allimackay.com enquiries@allimackay.com

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