a solo exhibition by MANDY MCKAY
on view until 15 June ’18
The Cape Gallery, 60 Church Street, Cape Town
Mandy McKay grew up on a farm near Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape, where she was inspired by the beauty of the natural world surrounding her. After studying graphic design in the early 80’s, she pursued a career in advertising and later publishing.
In May 2007, Mandy picked up a paintbrush for the first time. She joined the South African Society of Artists in 2008 and has since exhibited regularly in their annual exhibitions at Kirstenbosch.
In 2010, 2012 and 2013 she qualified for SASAs Merit exhibition, winning
a ‘commended’ award in 2013.
I have heard Art defined as energy, the feat of an enquiring mind to enthuse the viscous matter
of paint with spirit and life. Mandy has this magnetic energy which draws people
to her and her paintings. She walks the paths she paints; climbs to reach a view point.
Her paintings are an extension of herself. They breathe! (Gail Dorje)