Woodworking + Painting
In the presence of mountainous and oceanic landscapes, Marie McKenzie explores unifying patterns of land and sea. Her oil paintings begin with a few grounding marks, highlights from her travels that intuitively disperse somewhere into the ether. McKenzie’s wooden sculptures consider humble shifts of the earth through minimal layering and repetition.
Marie McKenzie has been an active artist since she received her Bachelors of Fine Arts from the University of Kansas in 2009. From spending time amongst the tall grass to being moved by the waves of the ocean tide, she relocated to Northern California from Lawrence, Kansas in 2017. She has most recently landed in Ojai, California, where she currently lives and works.