Artist Tsila MacKay presents oil paintings of traditional countrysides, clear mountains, and running streams with the intention of returning viewers to the magic of the natural world. She exclusively employs oils on her canvases for the depths and clarity of their color and aesthetic. She begins her process with deep meditation to combine herself with her canvas. For twenty years, she has been captivating audiences with her nostalgic and dreamy artworks, which dip subtly into the surreal.
MacKay is an autodidact, so she includes an element of sound in her pieces. Water streaming patiently over rocky river beds or the whistling wind on a mountainside. The viewer can practically hear the sound effects as they get lost in the images. Her intention is to invite viewers into calm, ambient settings, allowing them to step into the scene and enjoy an escape from the busyness of everyday life.