Artist's Statement

As a much younger artist, I ran towards the romantic idea of becoming a Visual Artist, always in front of an easel, tirelessly perfecting my own unique style; preparing volumes of collections for exhibition. Like many artists I did find myself, hard at work, wherever the next creative endeavor took me. With each new project came unique challenges that pushed me out of my comfort zone, like learning to self manage, curate and advertise. I had the great opportunity to create many worlds, within museums, books, publications and classrooms. I don’t think I had ever seen any of these on my horizon while in art school. It is now more of a comfort to not try to plan so much as allow the next surprise.  

"Life is something all of us have to breath in. It is on the exhale the artist finds her creation – like the soft fog a breath leaves on glass – a new world is expressed."
- Shirley MacKenzie

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About Shirley MacKenzie Artist