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Morrigan

Morrigan is the Celtic war goddess; she is highly protective, and is inspired by my mother. She claims the souls of fallen warriors, and as a crows she takes their essence through the crack between worlds. Acrylic on Canvas 18 x 24″ © 2013 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. ...
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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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Love

Picasso said, “There are two kinds of women – goddesses and doormats.” “Love” was inspired by the man in my life who taught me how to love myself. I saw myself for the first time through his eyes, and realized my own worth. There is a lot of personal symbolism in the painting: the fires of passion, the painful emotional...
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Unnatural Beauty

This painting was inspired by how natural things are a rarity these days; everything is genetically modified, or controlled in some manner. There is a fusion between animal and foliage to demonstrate their interdependence. The Jaguar is a man made construct; a Peacock Jaguar, and some of the vegetation is likewise fabricated as it was inspired by circuit boards. The...
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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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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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Artists’ 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, what kind of heaven would it...
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Rose

Henri Matisse said, “There is nothing more difficult for a truly creative painter than to paint a rose, because before he can do so he has first to forget all the roses that were ever painted.” This painting was an early attempt at painting a rose in a novel way: as if it were the queen of all flowers, made...
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