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, […]

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, […]

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 […]

NAPA National Association of Acrylic Painters Logo

National Association of Acrylic Painters Membership (NAPA)

NAPA National Association of Acrylic Painters Logo

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 Acrylics,  to encourage innovation and to recognise it as a serious medium on par with Watercolours and Oils (just as […]

Nicki MacRae, Artist at work in her studio working on 'Dots' abstract painting

New Body of Work…

Nicki MacRae, Artist at work in her studio working on 'Dots' abstract painting

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. One-by-one I’m photographing and listing these works to the website, but I thought in the meantime it would be nice […]

Frame and canvas - work in progress - Nicki MacRae Art

Ten Top Tips For Working with Acrylic Paints

Frame and canvas - work in progress - Nicki MacRae Art

I’ve been spending a lot of time in the studio over the last few weeks – finally my creative mojo seems to be back! Hooray! It’s prompted me to solve quite a few technical problems and really think about the way I work, so I thought it would be a great time to share my […]

BBC Radio 4 - The Imposters' Survival Guide

I’m a Fraud! (and so are you)

BBC Radio 4 - The Imposters' Survival Guide

I’ve always felt that, as an artist, I am a bit of an imposter… That at some point soon someone was going to find out that, although I put up a good front, I am actually not a very good artist… That I am (fairly gracefully) winging it,  and that at some point I would […]

FLASH SALE!

The FLASH SALE has now ended.  I’m busily working on a brand new series of paintings at the moment – I’m really excited as it’s coming together into a much larger series than I imagined! There is a little sneak peek below – if you’d like to stay updated with progress and new works and be […]