Jenny MacKenzie

Jenny Mackenzie, is a contemporary portrait painter and sculptor living in the Scottish Borders. She is renowned for her distinctive ‘Bigheads’ style

The concept behind her ‘Bighead’ characters, represents a hugely important time in Jenny’s life. When Jenny was younger she spent some time in hospitals. Being wheeled around a hospital corridor gives a perception of life not seen by everyone. To her, the people who passed her by were a burst of colour and curiosity, and a breath of fresh air from the outside world which broke the monotony of illness.

Each individual is as intriguing as a brushstroke of paint against a blank white canvas. At that moment, as Jenny thought of how such people could be captured into a painting, united in character but each one of a kind.

All of Jenny’s portraits are a representation of people she admires, and recognizable famous faces who we all know and love.