Karen Wynne Mackay

Karen Wynne Mackay - abstract art

Expressions of Art Show, October 11, 12, and 13, 2019

I am pleased to announce that my art will once again be on display and available for purchase at the Expressions of Art Show, October 11, 12, and 13, 2019.  I have some new pieces created while on the Toronto Island Artist Retreat.  Like many places this spring the island was flooded and a bit hazardous.  These new pieces are filled with wild and vibrant colour combinations and represent a journey of the mind and spirit on canvas.
Drop by Friday night for the Vernissage or on Saturday or Sunday.  We will be in the Carp Agricultural Hall, Carp Fairgrounds next to the Farmers Market.  

For more details visit the West Carleton Arts Society website.


Riverside Art Gallery, March to August 2019

Pleased to announce that I am now being represented by Riverside Art Gallery in Wakefield, Quebec.  Take a beautiful drive out to the mountains of Western Quebec and visit the town of Wakefield along the Gatineau River, have lunch at one of their many restaurants, then visit the Riverside Art Gallery.  Support the arts and enjoy it all at the same time!  


Awesome Artsy Moms - Video  VLOG, May 22, 2018

Join Anne Walsh  with Karen Wynne Mackay.  The interview explores Karen's development as an artist, and her approach to working with many mediums; calligraphy, mixed media, acrylic and encaustic painting.   Also some insights on life balance.

Click here to Go to the youtube link


​​Mark Making on Paper and Glass Workshop - July 7, 2018

Thank-you to those who attended this workshop.  It was a land mark event with the merging of two mediums in a most unique manner.  The results from the students were fantastic and the feedback was overwhelmingly positive.  We hope to do this again.  Stay Tuned.

Jennifer Anne Kelly and Karen Wynne Mackay delivered a wild and hot mark making workshop using paper and glass at the Current Works of Glass Studio.  Creating an exciting and liberating method for making beautiful art.

Gestural intuitive marks were integarated in to a final glass product. 

The morning session was with professional calligrapher and abstract artist Karen.  She led students through advanced mark making techniques on paper with handmade and machine made tools, ink, gesso and paint, with the purpose of opening up a whole new creative process as students explored their creative mark making side.

In the afternoon session Jennifer led the way enabling students to discover how to translate their mark making into glass. Each student created two 4″x6″ glass art pieces sitting in a cork wood base. These were all unique sculptural pieces that looked wonderful in natural light and even more spectacular with candle light. By the end of the day, students used powdered glass, hand pulled glass, and crushed glass with a variety of tools showing dexterity and purpose.

Fee per student: $110 included all materials and supplies.

The Current Works of Glass Studio is on the Mississippi River near Almonte, Ontario, Canada.  Jennifer Anne Kelly works with fused and kiln formed glass, natural found elements, and metals. The process, including sand blasting and kiln work, is completed in her teaching studio, Current Works of Glass.

Jennifer's fine art is a wonderful abstraction of the very precise lines she has perfected over the years mixed with her fresh colour pallet. Much of Jennifer’s three-dimensional work is focused on glass nests, feathers, and glass fused into reclaimed wood and stone. 

Karen's art is inspired by words, writing them, reading them and using them to spur on creativity. Her work evokes specific themes, or influences such as Nature, Poetry, Seasons, People, Emotions, Stories and plain old “lightning bolts”. 

Karen is a generous and playful teacher. Jennifer is a master glass artist, with a natural and honest 
approach that evokes daring creativity.


The Plant Recreation Centre Art Exhibit - Ongoing

The Art Exhibit at the Plant Recreation Centre is located at 930 Somerset St. Ottawa, Ontario. 

The WCAS has a wide variety of extremely talented artists, using all kinds of mediums, from water colours, to oils, acrylics, encaustic, fibre art, photography, glass and so much more.  

For hours of operation and more details  visit the Plant Recreation Centre web site. 

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