Amethyst iPhone Macro Lens Photo || Nicki MacRae Art BLOG

Mobile Macro Images

Amethyst iPhone Macro Lens Photo || Nicki MacRae Art BLOG

I took these macro photos at the National Museum of Scotland a few weeks ago… on my mobile phone! I shared them on Instagram, but forgot to share them here. Amazingly they were taken with a cheap piece of kit from Amazon (since discovering it’s usefulness  and the quality of images it can help produce, […]

The Clootie Well

The Clootie Well

The Clootie Well

Ever visited a clootie well? Even if you don’t believe in magic – they are pure visual magic! Clootie Wells are spots where ancient customs prevail. They are found in the Celtic corners of the UK and centre on a natural spring, usually surrounded by trees. Through history people have visited these special wells in […]

Mark Making - Nicki MacRae, Artist

Mark Making

Mark Making - Nicki MacRae, Artist

My aim for 2018 is to get back to the process… To drive down deeper into the practice, pick apart the conscious actions in order to loose myself more in the subconscious actions. “Do it for the process” The first exercise I set myself was to work at mark making, with the aim of loosening […]

Nicki MacRae's Art Studio in the January Snow

Studio in the Snow

Nicki MacRae's Art Studio in the January Snow

The usual snows have fallen in January. It’s been a good test for the studio, and specifically the thermal qualities of the structure and the load of snow on the roof. I’m pleased to say nothing has sagged or leaked, and after a blast with the heaters, the space warms up nicely (and retains heat […]

New Art Studio in Progress - Nicki MacRae Art

Building a new Art Studio

New Art Studio in Progress - Nicki MacRae Art

Whilst I’m currently taking a health-related break from making art commercially, I’ve been creative in another way with an exciting project – designing a new art studio space, which my talented, handy-with-a-saw husband has been patiently building for me in our garden. My old studio was tucked into the eves of our home. A cramped, […]

Drugs and Lipbalm - being an Expert Patient

Becoming an Expert Patient

Drugs and Lipbalm - being an Expert Patient

When I was diagnosed with Syringomyelia (a neurological disorder of the spine) in early 2015, I felt life had spun me on a heel. A growing ‘molehill’ of assorted health niggles had suddenly turned into what felt like a ‘Chronic Illness mountain’. Following the news I went through a period of re-adjustment, as I sought […]

Sky Art Landscape Artist of the Year 2016

Tears and TV

Sky Art Landscape Artist of the Year 2016

I’m just posting this to say I’m sorry folks, I’m having to shut-up shop for a while (you might have noticed the little grey messages at the top of all the pages). Alas, things are still not good on the health front… After getting my inter-cranial pressures back to normal, after a year of saggy-brain-shinanigens (it’s […]

Dots No25

Dots is a vibrant and varied series of abstract paintings exploring the relationship between transparency and opacity, and plays with the idea of ‘spy holes’. It plays with colour, simulated and physical texture and makes intensive use of spray paints and stencilling. It’s roots are in my love of collecting ‘many alike’ objects into complex arrangements. […]

'Dots 26' abstract painting by Nicki MacRae

Dots No26

'Dots 26' abstract painting by Nicki MacRae

Dots is a vibrant and varied series of abstract paintings exploring the relationship between transparency and opacity, and plays with the idea of ‘spy holes’. It plays with colour, simulated and physical texture and makes intensive use of spray paints and stencilling. It’s roots are in my love of collecting ‘many alike’ objects into complex arrangements. […]

'Dots 22' abstract painting by Nicki MacRae

Dots No22

'Dots 22' abstract painting by Nicki MacRae

Dots is a vibrant and varied series of abstract paintings exploring the relationship between transparency and opacity, and plays with the idea of ‘spy holes’. It plays with colour, simulated and physical texture and makes intensive use of spray paints and stencilling. It’s roots are in my love of collecting ‘many alike’ objects into complex arrangements. […]