About Painting

My work is about love, the expression of love and the process of opening up to love and ultimately to the flow of life. I have worked in community arts for many years teaching movement, drama and art I learned that what was most important was love and connection to other people. I work in community settings predominantly with people with learning disabilities who seemed to understand this concept and have taught it to me. This has led me to running workshops and coaching people on opening the heart. Using art, movement and visualisation and painting hearts I am exploring the many aspects of love. Painting hearts for me is like saying a prayer. I joyfully open myself up to the energy of life to paint them and let them be created through me. They guide me and help me to remember that there is beauty and strength in being vulnerable and soft. I hope the heart paintings put a smile on people’s faces and connect them to the love and creativity inside them.

Recently I read a piece, which asked if you were willing to be a fool for love. It made me realise how much courage it takes to be vulnerable, let down the mask and let love in. This I know is my path.

I am devoted to learning about love and how to heal myself and others. My dream is to put hearts everywhere and to spread the message of love.

Between this world and the next
Between this world and the next

Commissions

I regularly take commissions making pieces to honour a relationship, a marriage, a baby, child or person or as a symbol to bring love into your life.
You can contact me by email: info@catemackenzie.com

Features and Reviews

Magazines and newspapers Cate’s work has been featured in:

Mind Body Spirit Festival Brochure, Wedding Day Magazine, What’s on in London, Instyle, Homestyle, Independent on Saturday, Saturday Mirror, House and Garden, Cosmopolitan, Harpers and Queen, Mail on Sunday (You Magazine).

Famous Clients

Richard Coyle, Nina Campbell, Claire Goose, Holly Aird, Gaby Yorath