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Amethyst iPhone Macro Lens Photo || Nicki MacRae Art BLOG

Mobile Macro Images

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 ...
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 ...
Mark Making - Nicki MacRae, Artist

Mark Making

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 ...
Nicki MacRae's Art Studio in the January Snow

Studio in the 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 ...
New Art Studio in Progress - Nicki MacRae Art

Building a new Art Studio

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 ...
Drugs and Lipbalm - being an Expert Patient

Becoming 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 ...
Sky Art Landscape Artist of the Year 2016

Tears and TV

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 ...
NAPA National Association of Acrylic Painters Logo

National Association of Acrylic Painters Membership (NAPA)

Earlier this year I was delighted to be accepted as a Member of the National Association of Acrylic Painters. The organisation was set up in 1985 to promote the promote the excellence in painting with ...
Nicki MacRae, Artist at work in her studio working on 'Dots' abstract painting

New Body of Work…

I've been away from the easel for a time, but I'm back in the studio and working on catalouging the not-inconsiderable body of work I've been producing on-and-off over the last year or so during my illness ...
Putting make-up on to cover up pain.

Putting on a Brave Face: the Power of Fashion & Make-up for a Chronic Illness Sufferer

I'll hold my hands up that there was a time in my life when I thought the only reason a person would feel compelled to wear make-up was either the requirements of a job in ...
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