Holly MacKinnon

April 19, 2018.

Posted by Julia Kukkonen.


Holly MacKinnon // March 2018.

Holly is an oil painter from Montreal, Canada, who joined us here at the Fish Factory for the month of March 2018. Her work is mainly oil paintings on canvas and usually a combination of figures and landscapes. She spent the time in the residency working hard at the studio and making many paintings about the landscape and people.

The Icelandic landscapes, in fact, were Holly’s main motif for coming to the Fish Factory. It is beneficial for her as a landscape painter to be in a new environment and in a place with different visual imagery to what she is used to seeing at home. She was inspired and amazed by the wondrous mountains here in Stöðvarfjörður, and ended up making a lot of paintings about them. Also, Holly was interested in the night sky and was particularly pleased to experience the northern lights, and these too were incorporated to her work.



Holly MacKinnon’s oil paintings made in the residency. // March 2018.

//More of Holly’s Work//


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Thank you, Holly!