Plein Air Paintings by Jock MacRae, Artist Reception
We are thrilled to join Oak & Oil, a new gallery in Katonah, for an exhibit of the work of our instructor Jock MacRae. Jocks' works have been collected worldwide, as well as at auction through Sotheby's. Please stop by both locations to view Mr. MacRae's work between March 28th - April 18th.
Jock MacRae, Painter
Mr. MacRae has painted on location throughout the US, Mexico and Canada, British Columbia in particular. His love of nature and extensive knowledge of plants and trees is at the heart of his work. The watercolors on view are all Plein Air, the larger oils were done either Plein Air or in studio from the Plein Air pieces. These works cover a span of over 25 years.
A peer of Nell Blaine, Emily Mason, Wolf Kahn and Henry Finkelstein, Mr. MacRae’s paintings are a response to nature. He views painting as a means of self-expression, which he feels is especially important in this age of photographic reproduction.
Mr. MacRae comes from a family of painters. His great-great-grandfather, Francis William Edmunds' work is in major museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Mr. MacRae has passed down his love of art to his stepson, stepdaughter, son and daughter Heather MacRae-Trulson (who is also the co-owner of the Non-Fiction Gallery in Savannah, Georgia).
Mr. MacRae has taught at the Katonah Art Center since its inception 18 years ago and is currently among KAC's most popular fine art instructors.
Check out the Blog Post about Jock.