Originally from the Highlands, Mackie was a landscape painter for years before moving to London. After his first son was born, his son's toys began to find their way into Mackie's studio and gradually crept into his paintings. Somehow he started to look at abandoned buildings in a different way as a result – as if these decrepit structures were oversized dolls’ houses, a kind of treasure trove perfect for hiding precious, special things. The idea that the abandoned could be the perfect home for some of our most prized cultural possessions then took on a life of its own.

Selected Shows
London Art Fair with Bo.Lee Gallery
Silk @ James Freeman Gallery
You Were Shit in the 80’s @ The James Freeman Gallery
Art on a Postcard, Soho Revue, London
Abditory @ Bo.Lee Gallery
The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
Here Today… The Old Sorting Office, London, W1
The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

Art Prizes
2016 January – W. Gordon Smith Award contestant, Dovecot Gallery, Edinburgh
2014 The Towry Award for best in show at The National Open Art Competition
2014 John Moores Painting Prize 2014 contestant, Walker Gallery, Liverpool
2014 Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize contestant, Mall Galleries, London

Simmons Contemporary
Mr and Mrs Barney Moores
Vanessa Branson
The Ivy (London)