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Heather MacKenzie

Heather MacKenzie is an artist who has an emotional link with her subjects. Her art has evolved over the years from representational to impressionism, where she uses watercolor pointillism to evoke ethereal images that dance with color.

Heather started painting at an early age in oil, with no formal training. Her grandmother opposed the smell associated with oils, so she took up watercolor in her teens, although she enjoys many mediums. She grew up in Chatham, Cape Cod, and went to Massachusetts College of Art on scholarship. Her philosophy is; “Life is a canvas, make everything art and make art out of everything.” At MassArt, she never took a painting class, although she was accepted to the fine arts division. Instead, she was drawn to photography and filmmaking. After graduating with a B.F.A. in cinematography, she moved to Los Angeles and worked in film, which landed her a position with the American Broadcasting Company. She became a camerawoman for the news and embarked on a fabulous career, traveling the world while documenting historical events. These are a few of the events she covered; the first Holocaust Reunion in Israel in 1980, President Reagan’s cross-country re-election campaign, the release of hostages from Iran, the Summer and Winter Olympics of ’84 and ’88, twenty five years of Academy Awards, the Oakland and Northridge earthquakes, Super Bowls, NFL and college games, both Dodger’s World Series, Romania’s orphans, O. J. Simpson’s criminal and ... view more »

More About the Artist

Themes in Work:

Soft impressionism images of flowers, fields, water, nature.

Professional Affiliations:

Arts Foundation of Cape Cod, VAC (Visual Artistist’s Cooperative), Creative Arts Center, Chatham Chamber of Commerce, Cultural Center of Cape Cod, Cape Cod Arts Association, National Press Photographers Association, Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Society of Cameramen, Professional Photographers Association, I.A.T.S.E. Local #600 Camera, N.A.B.E.T. Local #52, Women in Film

Where Work is Displayed:

Chatham Bars Inn Signature Store, 297 Shore Rd Chatham, MA 02633, (508)-945-0096, Local Color Art Gallery (next to Ocean St. Job Lot),1652 Main St., W. Chatham, MA 02669, (508)-348-1661, Framer’s Framer, 25 Post Office Sq., Chatham, MA, 02633, (508)-945-1848, Tommy Dixon Collection, 610 Main St. Chatham, MA, 02633, (508)-1225, Cape Cod Photo, Art & Framing, 38 Main St., Orleans, MA 02653, (508)-255-0476, Order photo-art prints from artist’s portfolio and print from the high quality custom lab or buy ready-to-frame bin art. (Next door to Land Ho!) Also on display at 400 East Restaurant, Harwich, Rt 39 and Rt 137 (across from Stop & Shop).

Fees / Price Range:

$195 to $1400 framed originals

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