We’re featuring two pieces of artwork in the Roundhouse from local artist Lindsey MacKay. At Picaroons we consider brewing beer as a bit of an art – combined with a healthy dose of science – and we enjoy the opportunity to feature other local artists and craftspeople of all disciplines. Lindsey has been painting spots around Fredericton and came to us with the idea to display her art at the Roundhouse.
“I have been painting a series called ‘Fredericton Street and Scenes’ for the last few years and I thought the historic architecture of the Roundhouse at Picaroons – and its beautiful view – was the perfect spot to complement my work.”
“The paintings in Picaroons are both made using acrylic paint and they both measure 48”x 48”. One is titled View from Picaroons and the other Bill Thorpe Walking Bridge and Cathedral at Dusk. Both are available for sale.”
Lindsey’s interest in art started at a young age and isn’t limited to just painting.
“My parents enrolled me in art classes as a child and young person – I was always the youngest one there. As an adult I have taken classes which involve various aspects of the arts such as pottery, print-making, jewellery, and screen printing. I graduated in Graphic Design in 1991 when everything was drawn using thumbnail sketches and not computer-generated so I also received a lot of training in my creative journey there.”
Lindsey has successfully sold her work to numerous private commissioners within Canada, the United States and Europe. Her work is featured in many downtown restaurants throughout the city of Fredericton as well as government offices throughout New Brunswick and she regularly donates her paintings to charities and associations. She has featured her work in numerous solo exhibitions in New Brunswick and regularly exhibits her work at Arta Gallery and the Urban Gallery, both situated in Toronto.
Though she comes to New Brunswick via Ontario, Indiana and Nova Scotia she has called Fredericton home since 1984.
“I met my husband in 1987 who is from Fredericton so we settled here and we love it. We go for our evening walks across the bridge, continue across downtown, and loop back to Picaroons and often stop there for a refreshing high quality craft beer and the fun vibe. We both like the Feels Good Pilsner – I also enjoy Yippee IPA and he’s a fan of the Barrel Aged Timber Hog.”
Though she continues to do her own work, her social media profiles are filled with commissions and process shots.
“I can work with every medium. I started with oil paint then watercolor, but I liked how quickly acrylic paint dries and how you can easily fix mistakes. I also have used a lot of molding paste in many of my pieces to add dimension and interest to the piece. I like it when people touch my work, which I think evokes a feeling in them.”
We are excited to have Lindsey’s artwork to spruce up the Roundhouse for as long as we can – as mentioned, the pieces are for sale. If you’re interested in purchasing one of these paintings, other artwork from Lindsey or perhaps a commission, contact her via her webpage or social media profiles listed below and give her a follow to inject some great local art into your feed. We look forward to seeing you and your husband for a pint, Lindsey and thanks for fancying up the place!