Welcome to the website of Scottish artist Jennifer Mackenzie
Jennifer grew up in Coatbridge. Lanarkshire and attended Glasgow School of Art from 1967 - 71, where her tutors included among others, David Donaldson, Sandy Goudie, & Duncan Shanks.
Jennifer lives and works in Golspie, Sutherland but is originally from Coatbridge near Glasgow. She graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 1971, spent a further year at Jordanhill College of Education and then taught Art and Design in schools in Lanarkshire, Inverness and Sutherland.
Since leaving teaching in 2001, Jennifer has been a full time professional artist, exhibiting in group, and solo exhibitions at a number of British galleries and Art Fairs.
You can see a selection of Jennifer's still life, landscape, and figure paintings and drawings in the Gallery pages.
Farm Track - Embo
“ My paintings are a personal response to my environment, in terms of colour, light and space, and reflect my time at Glasgow School of Art in the 1960s, when drawing skills were still considered an important element of our coursework and painting was in the Scottish Tradition of alla prima oil painting - part of the legacy of the Glasgow Boys and Scottish Colourists.
Over the years I have developed my love of colour which is expressed mainly through the medium of oil paint, and largely in still life compositions. I also enjoy sketching outdoors and in the studio, as well as life drawing and other classes when I can."
You can find out where Jennifer is currently exhibiting on the
A Quiet Spring
All the works on this site are here as examples only. I don't sell direct from the website, preferring to sell from the various galleries who show my work, but I'm always pleased to see visitors at the studio by appointment. You can contact me via this website.
Due to present coronavirus restrictions I am unable at the moment to have visitors to the studio.
Autumn Still Life
Snow on the Ben
The present Covid crisis means that, like many others, I am confined to home just now. Galleries too are closed to the general public but open online and still selling artwork. I have paintings in several galleries just now, all of which are working hard to promote and sell the works of the artists they represent. I will have work in all of the galleries listed below during winter 2020/21.
Fotheringham Gallery, Castle Gallery, Gallery Heinzel, Morningside Gallery, and Strathearn Gallery, Arteries Gallery.