My name is Barbara Mackenzie, and I live on the east coast of Scotland. Every day I see amazing scenes I want to paint. The same view can vary many times, with weather conditions varying through the day, it’s a real challenge to capture the moment.
My working background is in interior design, and working with richly-coloured textiles has given me a love of strong colours that’s reflected in my paintings. Painting always makes me happy, sometimes reflective, occasionally exasperated, but I hope it’s the first two feelings will be conveyed to anyone who looks at my work.
I have exhibited locally in East Lothian and Edinburgh, but also had successful exhibitions in London and Glasgow.