From being inspired by tall grass prairies to mountainous and oceanic landscapes, Marie McKenzie explores unifying patterns of land and sea. Paintings begin with highlights from her travels, intuitively softening into abstraction as she welcomes visions of an undiscovered world. Her sculptures reflect the ever-changing shifts of nature through steam bending, minimal layering and repetition.
Born in Kansas City, Missouri, Marie McKenzie received her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Painting from the University of Kansas in 2009. She now lives in Ojai, California, and maintains a woodworking space at Art City Studios in Ventura.