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Moy Mackay

Award winning artist, author and gallery owner Moy Mackay graduated from the Glasgow School of Art in 1990.

Her signature ‘felt paintings’ are a pioneering development in the ancient art of felt making.

From her home in the Scottish Borders she fuels her passion for colour and texture with an unceasing inspiration drawn from her rural surroundings, using merino fleece fibres in the same way that a painter uses brushstrokes.

 The result is a felt painting of extraordinary warmth and texture. It is a fascinating, absorbing process that requires a fine balance between spontaneity and control. The wide spectrum of colours offers endless possibilities to create images of startling vibrancy and depth. It is impossible to look at one of Moy’s painting and not see the pure delight that she takes in her unique craft. The exquisite, dreamlike scenes give us a glimpse into her very personal view of the land she loves and have been described as “…art with a complex process, created with integrity and a bone-deep affinity with it’s subject. The result is sensory bliss”.

By manipulating fibres in this way Moy has successfully bridged the gap between craft and fine art, with her acclaimed work being exhibited in galleries and private collections worldwide.

Following the success of her best selling book ‘Art in Felt & Stitch’, followed in 2014 by ‘Flowers in Felt & Stitch’ her unique art form has attracted international interest resulting in worldwide tutoring.

“Moy’s passionate use of colour and the deep texture created by felting are what draw me to her work. I also like the way she concentrates on her surroundings for her subject matter – her work is very free.”

Kaffe Fassett

craft&design Selected Silver Award Winner 2013
craft&design Selected Finalist 2016
 
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