Meg MacKenzie is a naturally cheerful person, and one who dearly loves horses. You have read about her before at the Arlington Art Examiner column as she is produces exceptional quality paintings in both watercolor and acrylics.
Today, when visiting her at the “Red Studios” in Crystal City, she was excited to reveal a new work. It was a horse, of course, only this time the painting came with ribbons won by the subject in the portrait. She is funny.
Just below that is a painting of people. Studying it for only a moment, and I blurted, “You made those people appear like horses.” We both laughed some more. That is not exactly true as her paintings are wonderful.
On her easel is a horse in progress that is made interesting by her applying textures and patterns which she does as part of her style.
She also revealed an illustration that she is doing for her son who is a playwright.
When there are openings and open studios, you have to meet Meg MacKenzie and ask her to tell you about her work.
“Award winning and acclaimed artist Meg MacKenzie has her work in both international and national private collections. She draws her inspiration from the majesty and power of the horse, and complex color inspired by the early morning and late afternoon sunlight. The acrylic pieces reflect nature’s patterns with texture, moodiness and unexpected color. The watercolor pieces are realistic, simplistic, and elegant yet reflects an unexpected abstract quality.
Meg has been accepted in and has won awards in juried group shows at the Mid-Atlantic Watercolor show, Virginia Watercolor Society, Potomac Valley Watercolorists, The Art League Gallery at the Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, Virginia, and Arlington Arts Center.”