Moy Mackay

Moy Mackay to compete in the Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year 2016

Moy Mackay, of the Moy Mackay Gallery in Peebles is one of the next artists to compete in the Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year 2016.

The competition sees artists across the country compete to paint a winning landscape inspired by some of the National Trust protected places. This year the competitors visited three locations for the series’ heats: Scotney Castle, Wray Castle and Stowe. The new series of Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year begins on October 11 at 8pm.

Speaking about her appearance on the show Moy said: “I’m delighted to finally be able to share this exciting news. Over the summer I had the privilege of being part of Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year 2016 (which also happens to be my favourite show on tv). It was a wonderful experience and a great opportunity to introduce my textile based felted paintings to what has primarily been a painting competition.”

This year’s Landscape Artist of the Year offers the contesters the chance to win a £10,000 commission for the National Trust’s art collection and £500 of art materials from Cass Art.

Award winning artist, author and gallery owner, Glasgow School of Art graduate Moy Mackay’s ‘felt paintings’ are a pioneering development in the ancient craft of felting. Using merino fibres in the same way a painter uses brushstrokes, each vibrant vivid piece achieves a depth of warmth and texture paint cannot.  By manipulating fibres in this way Moy has successfully bridged the gap between craft and fine art, with her acclaimed works exhibited in galleries and private collections worldwide.  Following the success of her best-selling book  ‘Art in Felt & Stitch’ followed by ‘Flowers in Felt & Stitch’ her unique art form has attracted international interest resulting in tutoring around the world. She has recently been commissioned by Search Press to write her third book titled ‘The World of Moy Mackay: Felting, Stitching and Embellishment’.

Visit The Moy Mackay Gallery stand at The Edinburgh Art Fair.