Suzie MacKenzie

A printmaker working primarily in collagraph, my work describes the landscape of the north-eastern Highlands of Scotland in lyrical and enigmatic terms, often employing atmospheric colour through the use of digital chine collé to communicate the beauty and mystery of moments and places. It reflects a long-term personal connection with the landscape and exists primarily as a subjective response to the place’s story, topography and structures: yet whilst each image exists to capture a particular location at a fleeting moment of individual significance, there is also at its heart an attempt to share a universally recognisable experience.

I studied Fine Art Printmaking at Loughborough University before returning to the north of Scotland, where my experience of collagraph began four years ago following training at the Highland Print Studio with Brian MacBeath. I have continued to develop my practice since that time, attending workshops at Edinburgh Printmakers; Edinburgh College of Art; The Ruskin, Oxford; and Leicester Print Workshop.