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Articles by Jean MacKay - PassageMaker

Jean MacKay

Jean MacKay

Schodack Landing, New York
Jeanmackay (dot) art (at) gmail (dot) com
I am an educator, writer, artist, and naturalist—but not always in that order. I grew up in Troy, New York, traveled widely in my twenties, and set down roots not far from where I began.

What draws me in? As you can see from my sketches and paintings, most of my work is about nature, and I’ve long used art as a way to take a closer look at what’s around me. In recent years, I’ve also been drawn in by the way art can capture small moments of everyday life. Now, the pages of my artist journal include drawings of travels, meals, family foibles, and seasonal cycles, alongside salamander migration or dragonfly sightings.