Debbie Mackinnon

Debbie Mackinnon

  • Artist’s Statement

    DEBBIE MACKINNON is a landscape painter with an obsessive drawing habit. She went through a rigorous academic art school training in London before moving into a career as an Art Director in publishing. Moving to Australia 26 years ago, took Debbie back to the easel. Debbie paints full time, and is the founder of ME Artspace, an artist run initiative with art studios and a gallery in North Sydney.

  • Biography

    Debbie Mackinnon is a landscape painter with an obsessive drawing habit. She draws daily and always from life - working plein air pushes observations and allows her to be fully in the moment

  • Awards

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  • Exhibitions

    SOLO & DUO SHOWS
    • ME Gallery, Sydney A Song of Travel joint show with Mike Staniford Nov 2019
    • ARO Gallery, Sydney Two Artists ‘Near & Far’ joint show with Mike Staniford July 2019
    • ME Gallery ‘Two Artists One Journey joint show with Mike Staniford March 2018
    • Sydney Road Gallery, Seaforth, Sydney Solo show ‘Ocean Stories’ August 2017
    • ME Gallery ‘Land Sea Sky’ joint show with Fiona Verity March 2017
    • Duck Rabbit Gallery, Redfern, ‘Land Sea Sky’, April 2017
    • ME Gallery, St Leonards, Sydney, solo ‘Tidelines’ March 2016
    • Moochinside Gallery, Hardys Bay, solo 'Wharf' July 2015
    • ME Gallery, St Leonards, Sydney, solo ‘Coast’ September 2014
    • Incinerator Artspace, Willoughby, solo 'Fields of Dreams' March 2013
    • Moochinside Gallery, Hardys Bay, solo 'Element' October 2012
    • Incinerator Artspace, Willoughby,‘Drawn to Travel & the Spaces In Between’ May 2011
    • Moochinside Gallery, Hardy’s Bay ‘Crossing the Boundaries’ Easter 2010
    • Salmon Galleries, McMahons Point, Sydney solo ‘Crossing the Boundaries’
    • Salmon Galleries, McMahons Point, Sydney solo ‘Time and Tide’ June 2008

    • SELECTED GROUP SHOWS and JURIED ART PRIZES
    • Northern Beaches Art prize 2020 WINNER
    • NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize selected Finalist August 2018
    • Gosford Art Prize selected finalist 2016, 2019
    • Rochfort Gallery, North Sydney Colours of Australia Group show Jan/Feb 2019
    • Art In The Open WINNER 5 Lands Walk, Central Coast NSW February 2018
    • Rochfort Gallery, North Sydney-Land & Sea selected for launch exhibition Feb 2018
    • Sydney Road Gallery, Seaforth multiple group shows 2017/18/19
    • Chippendale World Art Residency Prize selected finalist August 2017
    • ANL Maritime Art Prize selected finalist Oct 2017
    • Northern Beaches Art Prize selected finalist, August 2017, 2019
    • ‘Land’ Group show, selected artist Manly Regional Gallery 2017
    • Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize shortlisted finalist 2016, hung in SA Museum
    • Mosman Art Prize selected finalist 2016 • Mosman Art Prize selected finalist 2013
    • The Other Art Fair Sydney 2016
    • A Social Landscape group show Depot Gallery, 2 Danks St Waterloo Aug 2016
    • Fleurieu Food+Wine, South Australian Art Prize selected finalist 2016
    • Adelaide Perry Drawing Prize selected finalist 2015
    • Saltwater group show, selected artist Manly Regional Art Gallery 2015
    • Moran Portrait Prize selected Semi Finalist 2014
    • Moran Portrait Prize selected Finalist 2011
    • Lethbridge10000 Australia’s biggest small scale art prize, finalist 2013/14/15/16/17
    • Hunters Hill Art Prize selected finalist 2007/09/10/11/12/13/14/15/17
    • North Sydney Art Prize finalist 2007. 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019

  • Website

    www.debbiemackinnon.com

Showing the single artwork

  • Debbie Mackinnon

    MV Cape Don
    Framed: 76 x 96 cm Watercolour on Paper $1,800.00