Debbie Mackenzie is an artist residing on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula. After studying Graphic Design and then following a career in advertising, Debbie embarked upon a journey into the romantic. She quickly established herself as one of the most exciting emerging artists to watch and has gone on to be involved in countless sell-out solo shows and group exhibitions. Debbie ‘s work is largely about reverie, a sense of place and a desire to be there. Inspiration comes from Debbie’s childhood, spent on the Mornington Peninsula and holidaying at their century-old family beach house at Peterborough on the Great Ocean Road. These land and seascapes provide a rich and endless source of motivation. A John Leslie Art Prize Finalist in 2020 & 2018, The NEAP “ACB Selects” 2023 finalist. Debbie has exhibited in numerous successful solo shows and group exhibitions and has work in private collections around Australia and internationally.
“My practice revolves around my desire to capture the incredible beauty of the Australian landscape, both where I live and further afield. Returning to where I either have been or where my imagination takes me afterward.Away from the frenetics of modern living to the ease and gentleness of the landscape and all its contemplation. I am uncontrollably immersed in these landscapes. Chronicling my absolute captivation with the peace it brings me. My hope and motivation is that the viewer can feel that not just see it. To feel peaceful, we all need that!” ~ Debbie Mackenzie 2023