As well as a bit of painting this week, I’ve been introduced to a new artist who for the first time since completing my degree I felt excited about. I saw the artist on a friend’s Facebook post, which showed the winner of the National Open Art Competition. Indeed it was this guy I’m talking about- Andrew McIntosh who won the award. And I’m not surprised, a painter none the less, Scots man Mackie, managed to paint the very thing I was trying to express in my work almost 2 years ago. He plays with the idea of the private v public, our personal space, our re-treat, our sanctuary. Exposing what’s behind closed doors. As I currently call my home a caravan I immediately fell in love with his work. Not only does his work relate so closely to my current lifestyle he also picks up on the role of contemporary art. He seems to poke fun at the art world, painting an image of Jackson Pollock’s famous Autumn Rhythm in the humble caravan.

To see more of Mackie’s work check out his website