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 8' abstract painting by Nicki MacRae

Dots No 8

'Dots 8' abstract painting by Nicki MacRae

Dots is a new series of work centred around circles and spy holes, comprising a varied range of vibrant abstracts. It has fun with transparency and opacity, and plays with the idea of ‘spy holes’. The works use colour, simulated and physical texture and makes intensive use of spray paints and stencilling. It’s roots are in my […]

'Dots 2' abstract painting by Nicki MacRae

Dots No2

'Dots 2' 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. […]

Tea in the Library

Another new/old work (a piece that was made a little while ago, but has never made it onto the website). ‘Tea in the Library’ 7 x 9.5″ (18 x 24 cm) canvas size 10 x 12″  (25 x 31 cm) framed size Mixed media collage – framed original artwork. This piece is part of my Household […]

VIDEO: Self Suspended IV

Just finished a commission – as promised I recorded all the steps in a kind of rudimentary fashion, from blank canvas to completion. It’s a biggish canvas, 1m long. Sorry for the shine on the wet paint as the sun moved round through the studio window. Hopefully the client likes it and will give it […]

Banteay Kdei

Mixed media on canvas, 40 x 28″ (100 x 70 x 3 cm) I worked on this from photos and memory of a visit to this temple in the Angkor Archaeological Park in Cambodia a couple of years ago (as part of a half-year of travelling adventure with my husband and children). The ruinous remains […]

A Ballad of Red-and-Blue

Mixed media on canvas. 20 x 28″ (70 × 50 × 3 cm) A quick tour through my work confirms that ‘red and blue’ is my absolute favourite colour combination – so I allowed myself the indulgence of creating a piece entirely dedicated to this colour collaboration. I always think creating abstract work is rather […]

Receding Tide

Receding Tide

Receding Tide

20 x 20″ (51 × 51 × 4 cm) Original – Acrylic and varnished charcoal on a deep edge box frame canvas, with the painting continued onto all sides. Receding Tide – From photo’s and memories at one of my local beaches in Easter Ross in the Highlands of Scotland. The sea is retreating as […]