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A timeline of work…

Nicki MacRae Art - Dots
Dots is an abstract series exploring the relationship between transparency and opacity, strata, excavation and 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 ...
Past works drawing inspiration from the landscape, flora, fashion, travel and the domestic realm ...
Landscape Nicki MacRae Art
My work is primarily concerned with the landscape of the Scottish Highlands and Islands - it's topography, it's wide open spaces, big skies, shores, rocks and its human heritage. I enjoy the uncertain spaces where land and sea, manmade and natural, ancient and familiar, bleak and abundant, visibility and opacity meet, and I delight in the unexpected, sometimes jarring colours ...
Nicki MacRae Art - Still Life
Still life observations. I enjoy blurring the line between object, pattern, physical and simulated texture ...
Ruin - Nicki MacRae Art
A body of work prepared for an exhibition with photographer Gavin Hookway which took place at Eden Court, Inverness during September 2012. "Fine art and photography blend to explore texture, contrasts of light, our perceptions of beauty, past lives, historical timelines, and that slow, inevitable reclamation by nature that ultimately reminds us of our own fragile human condition." ...
Ness of Brodgar - Nicki MacRae
In the Summer of 2012 I spent three weeks (over two visits, seeing the early stages and end of the years dig season) as Artist in Residence at the award-winning Ness of Brodgar archaeological excavations in Orkney, off the North Coast of Scotland. This Neolithic site is of major world importance and sits within the UNESCO World Heritage site. Only discovered in ...
Nicki MacRae Art - Treasures Beneath
Spontaneous abstracts inspired by the sea, glimpses caught and lost through water, mermaids selkies and sea stories ...
Process Series - Nicki MacRae Art
Driven by a desire to disassemble and examine my creative process when making abstract work, with inspiration from the St Ives School, changing seasons and recent landscape work ...
photography gallery Nicki MacRae
I use photography as a tool in creating my paintings - for reference and as a part of the process of developing themes and ideas - but increasingly I also appreciate it as an art form in it's own right and am gaining confidence in my skill with the medium. This gallery contains a selection of work from 2009 - ...
Illustration - Nicki MacRae Art
Illustration work undertaken for greetings cards, textile design and prints ...