Lindsay MacKay - Fine Art - Portfolio - Northern Identity





Northern Identity




Artist Statement

 Inspired by the beauty of the world around me, I find great satisfaction painting the Canadian landscape. The raw splendor of the wilderness and the dramatic seasonal rhythm of the north are compelling. In my oil paintings I strive to capture these atmospheric effects.

 The Canadian landscape possesses many psychological tensions. It can be rugged and wild, yet beautiful, cold and frightening, yet alluring. I use these elements to invite the viewer into a dialogue about the sublime paradoxes of our country.

 I draw upon abstract qualities found within nature, like the mottling of the clouds within a sky at dusk and the melding of rocks, trees and water into a pattern upon the earth. Through these means, my aim is to capture the intrigue of the landscape and create a desire to know what lies beyond the horizon.



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