Painter Mackay started his painting career at the age of sixteen. He attended the Academy of St. John the Baptist in Dedham, Massachusetts where he earned a diploma in painting. After that, he worked with the famous landscape artist, Thomas Moran. Painter and Moran worked side by side for several years before Moran left to pursue his own artistic vision. This is when the two men came up with the idea for their lifelong friendship and professional partnership.
Painter Mackay was an extremely talented young man who had tremendous talent as a painter. Before he began to paint, he would often sit for hours and paint various scenes from his life. He was fascinated with life’s natural wonders and the magnificent buildings and landscapes that he saw every day on his travels. Once he began to paint, his focus on capturing the scenery and ‘flowers’ in his pictures grew.
When he finally pursued his dream to become a full-time artist, his path was strewn with countless difficulties. He struggled throughout much of his early career to balance his love of art with a regular job. Mackay studied art and architecture at the Boston University School of Art, but his lack of success prevented him from receiving a degree. He was, however, able to continue his studies through correspondence with fellow students and he continued to paint throughout his life. By the time of his death, he was well into his third decade as a full-time artist.
Painter Mackay’s paintings portray life in its most natural form. His style is distinctive and each of his paintings evokes images of natural things and scenes. These images include flowers, landscapes, the ocean, and ‘woods’. The true quality of Painter’s work is in the symbolism he included within these images; in particular, he often used the symbols of the alphabet to create simple words such as ‘sun’, ‘life’, ‘water’, and ‘lily’. This led him to believe that each word depicted in his work had a symbolic meaning.
Because of Mackay’s lifelong passion for art and the subject matter that he chose to depict, his artwork has sold throughout the world. In fact, many people consider his work to be even more beautiful than those of other modern artists such as Warhol. Mackay’s paintings are in addition to the vast majority of works by other modern artists that have been made throughout the history of art. In addition, his paintings are among the most unique in the world. Some of his paintings include the most advanced computerized aspects ever seen in art, a feat that had never been achieved before.
One day, when you are looking through the catalogs of any contemporary fine arts gallery, you will likely see a painting by Painter Mackay. His name will be recognized immediately because it is the same name that is on the majority of his paintings. If you want to learn more about his life and career, then you might even wish to find out about some of his former students. They may be able to tell you about the hardships that he faced in his life and about what inspired him throughout his lifetime. You will surely be entertained while learning more about the life of this great artist.