Stuart Mackenzie RSA comes from a family of land workers and gamekeepers originating from the Scottish Highlands and Ireland. From an early age he engaged with landscape and the flora and fauna that inhabit it, making drawings from nature. This fascination with the natural world has informed his work throughout his career. Whilst his early works were monumental in scale and considered the people who lived and worked on the land, he gradually became more focused on landscape, making large-scale abstract paintings from site-specific sources. Over the past ten years his work has become increasingly involved with the flora and fauna of Scotland and further afield.