Monthly Archives: March 2020

Dream of Valhalla

Some of my ancestors were Viking warriors, and I wanted to depict heaven as a peaceful timeless place; a place where all seasons exist simultaneously, a place without strife. The problem with mankind is man. Chalk Pastel on Paper22″ x 18″© 2000 Fame Mackney...
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Astarte

Astarte is a Mesopotamian goddess. The painting is ambiguous as it could be her reflection, or her rising out of a body of water. Water invites the viewer to be likewise reflective as mirrors, or shiny surfaces, represent portals to other dimensions. Acrylic on Canvas 36 x 48″© 2013 Fame Mackney...
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Flow

This pastel drawing was inspired by an old romantic relationship; it metaphorically represents me and my love at the time, as forces of nature. I believe as the title suggests, that people’s lives run more smoothly when they “go with the flow.” No one should ever force anything, but rather allow the course of their lives to evolve organically. Chalk...
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Emergence

This painting was inspired by a young lady I know who was coming into her own. She was a wonderful teenager, and I wanted to illustrate her blossoming into womanhood. Her love of dragons, and all things fantastic was incorporated into the art work. Acrylic on Canvas24 x 18″© 2009 Fame Mackney...
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Bunny Business

This painting is inspired by childhood, and the wonder of magic. When I was little, I was a hyperactive creature, so my mother and I would often visit the rabbit pen to calm me down. Bunny business is an experimental piece that looks at the different ways the concept of “rabbit” might be expressed, and the secret lives bunnies might...
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Apocalyptic Vision

I am a deeply spiritual person, and this painting was a premonition of environmental devastation. The painting is symbolic in nature, and I was inspired to paint in a “stained glass” approach after visiting Notre Dame Cathedral in Montreal. The crystal hands are meant to represent in times of crisis placing yourself into the care of God, Jesus, The Creator,...
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Addiction

Everyone seems to be addicted to something these days; be it food, shopping, sex, gambling, drugs, people, alcohol, drama, even exercise. Addictions deliver on the promise that you’ll never get enough of what you don’t want. Acrylic on Canvas 24 x 18″ © 2012 Fame Mackney...
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A Fine Pair

This painting was inspired by a good friend of mine who has a particular affection for pears. I wanted to paint pears in a manner I had never seen them painted before; as objects of elusive beauty. Acrylic on Canvas 7″ x 9″ © 2009 Fame Mackney...
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The Artist’s Dinner Party

This painting was inspired by the wild notion that when I die, should there be a hereafter, that I would like to have a dinner party with those famous artists who have lived before me, and that the essence of who they are should be stylistically reflected in how they are depicted. After all…...
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