Hello and welcome to my art site. My name is James Mackie and from a very early age, I was fascinated with colours and shapes. I drew and painted on anything with anything and have been known to paint on the back of a wardrobe with gloss paint or trying to copy the Sistine Chapel on my living room ceiling. Since I’ve grown up a bit, I tend to use paper and canvas but still experiment occasionally. My paintings primarily come from my travels, from the diversity of the architecture to the vibrancy of colours I associate with different cities. I love Barcelona, Joan Miró and Gaudi, the hustle of New York and its buildings and the works of Kandinsky, Basquiat, Klee and Picasso, and their interpretation of colour and shape that inspire so much of my work.