Lynsey MacKenzie



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Dear Green Place, oil on canvas, 180 x 190cm

Gloaming, oil on canvas, 180 x 190cm

Flourish, oil on canvas, 180 x 190cm

Prospect, oil on canvas, 180 x 190cm

Summer-blink, oil on canvas, 180 x 190cm

Vista, oil on canvas, 180 x 190cm


Lynsey MacKenzie approaches painting by combining ways of working; from memory and observations of her surroundings, to working intuitively, responding to marks and colours. Often one painting becomes a source for another.

She has a deep interest in the relationships between painting and time: the timelessness of painting, the non-linear accumulation of imagery and forms, and the way that painting takes both painter and viewer outwith time.

The passage of time brings about a flux. Order tends towards disorder. In her practice she is searching for a feeling of space, of something fleeting, of nothing being quite pinned down. She looks to find the beauty in the brevity of things.


Lynsey MacKenzie graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 2019 with a 1st Class BA (Hons) in Painting & Printmaking. She is a Visual Arts Scotland Graduate Showcase Shortlisted Artist, and received the Great Art Award at the Society of Scottish Artists | Visual Arts Scotland exhibition, OPEN. She has participated in residencies across the UK, and has recently exhibited at the Royal Scottish Academy as part of New Contemporaries 2020.


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