- Various, including works in metal sculpture, watercolor, acrylic and oil painting, paper collage and cold enameling (cloisonné).
Robert E. Mackie, was born in Sunderland, England. As a young teenager, he left the bleak climate of Northeast, England for the warmth of the Caribbean. He spent one year in Jamaica, before settling in Trinidad, the southernmost island in the chain. Living on the North Coast of the island, with its lush mountains, verdant valleys, green bamboo forests and meandering rivers, it was a move to “Paradise.” It was here that Bob’s love for the Caribbean landscape and his palette of tropical hues first emerged.
Art-wise, Bob is totally self taught, a “chameleon” of styles and techniques that he has developed and mastered over years of experimentation. He has produced works in metal sculpture, watercolor, acrylic and oil painting, paper collage and cold enameling (cloisonné).
Bob first exhibited his work at Trinidad Art Society’s (TAS) Independence Exhibition in 1962. He has held annual one-man shows in Trinidad for the past 40 years and has also exhibited in numerous group shows in the Caribbean, California and London. He is a regular exhibitor at Horizon’s Art Gallery in Port of Spain, Trinidad.
Additional work can be viewed at http://www.horizonsartgallery.com/artgallery/Mackie,%20Robert/pagelayoutArtist%20Artwork.htm