As a resident of the Maritime Art scene, Mary Lynne MacKay’s works of art are a fresh, vibrant and whimsical visual approach to the region. Her use of colour and perspective sets a magical mood and captures the rustic charm found in Atlantic Canada. A recent accomplishment can been seen on the old rail bridge in Tantallon, often referred to as the “Rusty Bridge” and now displays colorful “Welcome to the Bay” paintings by Mary Lynne.
Mary Lynne has been drawing and painting since her early childhood days living in Nova Scotia. After graduating from Dalhousie University in Halifax, she moved to Canada’s capital, Ottawa, were she enjoyed successful careers in both the private and public sectors, specializing in the business aspects of recreation, sports and fitness. In 2007, Mary Lynne and her family moved to Munich, Germany, were she embraced the European Art scene. History, art and photography became central to her time abroad. For several years she travelled across the breadth of Europe, studying expression of local artists attending lectures in galleries and expanding her artistic imagination. The result was a reawakening of her love of drawing, painting and photographing the people and places she met and saw along the way.
Mary Lynne lives on St. Margaret’s Bay and as a self- taught artist, it is the here, by the sea, where she finds inspiration and captures the whimsical beauty of the Maritimes through the use of acrylics and watercolour on canvas, driftwood, rocks, seashells, leather and more! Many of Mary Lynne’s art creations can be found in private homes in Canada, the United States, Australia and Europe.
“Thank you for taking a little bit of the fun you experienced in Nova Scotia home with you today.”