Tammy Mackay LPS

Tammy Mackay

Tammy’s work is often conceptualised as a series – recent being her Rhinoceros series, Goat series and before that her Love [loss] & Identity series. All are a personal exploration of themes, often a journey of feelings linked to an object, moment or past memory. Images have become both layered in process and layered in meaning. Animals and birds have become central to the themes and convey a subtle symbolism within their depiction.
“Those Lost Forever”, “Gone but not Forgotten” from the Love [loss] and Identity series and “Everlasting” from her Goat series were exhibited at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in 2013, 2014 and 2015 consecutively.

Tammy has a passion for printmaking, which has always been her main form of expression. Although she has used etching and monoprint as her primary mediums, she has always experimented with new techniques. More recently she has used photopolymer plates and drypoint. These techniques are often combined with hand drawn or hand coloured chine collé. Exploring and developing new techniques opens up new possibilities which she feels is essential to her development as an artist and printmaker.

She grew up on a farm in the Eastern Cape of South Africa and studied at Rhodes University in South Africa graduating with an Honours Degree in Fine Arts, majoring in Printmaking. Although she now lives in the UK, her work still reflects the imagery of where she grew up. She exhibits her work at fairs and galleries in the UK and South Africa, and has work included in collections.

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