Tammy Mackay’s work is often conceptualised as a series with a personal exploration of themes, often a journey of feelings linked to an object, moment or past memory. Images have become both layered in process and layered in meaning. Animals and birds have become central to the themes and convey a subtle symbolism within their depiction.
She grew up on a farm in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. Tammy studied at Rhodes University in South Africa and graduated with an Honours Degree in Fine Arts, majoring in Printmaking. Although she now lives in the UK, her work still reflects the imagery of where she grew up. She exhibits her work widely and has work in both private, corporate and museum collections.
Recent exhibitions and art fair highlights include: The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition (2019, 2015, 2014 & 2013), The London Original Print Fair, The Affordable Art Fair, The Other Art Fair, The Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair and the ING Discerning Eye Exhibition.