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Jain McKay

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New Printmaking Courses coming up. 

17 Aug 18

Still Life Experimental Printmaking Day Birmingham Printmakers Unit 312 Jubilee Centre 130 Pershore Street Birmingham B5 6ND Saturday 25th August 2018 9.50 Meet outside.


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Editions: Artificial Intelligence 

6 Jul 18

My new body of wok can only loosely be called an edition.


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Still Life Printmaking 

20 Jun 18

On the 25th August I am running a printmaking workshop to enable participants to turn Still Life Drawings and paintings into prints.


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The Female Bollocks 

10 Jun 18

What did we gain by the women’s liberation movement? We can have sex with multiple partners, is this really empowering for women or is it more empowering for men, when a man would have to support a wife in order to have a healthy sex life or pay a …


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Editions: Eren 

2 Jun 18

This is the first Eren that I completed, I have entered it for the RBSA Print Prize.


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Printmaking Workshops 2018 

24 May 18

I will be doing a number of Printmaking workshops at Birmingham Printmakers between now and the end of the year.


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RBSA Print Prize 

18 May 18

One of my favourite shows of the year is the RBSA Print Prize.


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Editions: Star Wars Boy 

18 May 18

Carrying on from my Editions them I have been working on twoStar Wars Boys this week.


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Portrait drawing 

8 May 18

Portrait drawing afternoons with little to no tutoring so you can do your own thing.


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Results of the Kitchen Sink Printmaking 

25 Apr 18

Jain McKay 4 Apr 18

Lying Ada was first made for my Lying portraits exhibition which was first shown at The Poly in Exeter and then at Artrix in Bromsgrove.


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Editions: Playing with ScienceThis one 

4 Apr 18

Another example of my editions for you to compare and me to have a record.


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Editions 

4 Apr 18

Some of my large prints are a varied edition of 12, I wanted to start documenting each of these editions here so that I have a record of them but also to show how different prints in an edition can look and that when buying a print from me you are …


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Balance 

3 Apr 18

The Artists Workhouse are having an open exhibition called Balance, I’ve been working on a couple of pieces to enter for it this week.


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Channeling the Old masters Workshop 

23 Mar 18

You can pay by Paypal, Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethererium or bank transfer.


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Playing the gallery game 

22 Mar 18

Last night, Wednesday the 21st March 2018, I went to a talk by Gallerist Mary Elliot from Twenty Twenty Gallery in Much Wenlock.


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My Redbubble shop 

22 Mar 18

As an artist Redbubble is a great place to see your artworks transformed in to products, I particularly like the clothing.


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RBSA Prize Exhibition 2018 

21 Mar 18

Siri Sophia The deadline for the RBSA Prize Exhibition is next Wednesday the 28th March and I have decided to enter these 2 large figurative pieces.


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Painting to music 

15 Mar 18

My May workshop will be painting to music, during the day we will be looking at how we can use music to get energy and life into our drawings.


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Now at Temple Street Studios 

13 Mar 18

I have just moved into Temple Street Studio’s in Wolverhampton, not a very good photo but a good building on the inside and virtually in the middle of Wolverhampton Town centre, just a short walk from the bus and train station.


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Pinterest for My Courses 

4 Mar 18

Just a short post about my Pinterest and how I am using it for courses.


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Sky Arts Portrait artist of the year 2019. 

20 Feb 18

I entered the Sky Arts Portrait artist of the year today.


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RA Summer Show 

12 Feb 18

I have decided to enter the RA Summer Exhibition this year with a small portrait of Grayson Perry Dressed as his alter-ego Claire.


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Reject Letters and how to get them. 

6 Feb 18

I have decided to keep a record of my Reject letters here on my Blog as an experiment to see how applying for Open’s pans out over a year.


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Workshop Dates 

1 Feb 18

The first half of the year is looking busy with some great workshops coming up.


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RBSA Open All Media 

31 Jan 18

01 March — 31 March 2018 My painting Gainsborough’s Daughters will be in the Open Exhibition at RBSA during the month of March.


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Latest Commission is finished. 

23 Jan 18

My latest commission is finished, I did a few versions, which when you are working in print is easy to do, so that the client could have a choice.


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One Day Printmaking Course at Birmingham Printmakers 

5 Jan 18

For more information or to book a place phone Jain McKay on 07495365108 Or e-mail pumpkin_mckay@yahoo.


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Experimental Portrait Painting 

5 Jan 18

21 February — 22 February 2018 Workshop with Jain McKay RBSA Following the success of her workshop in 2017, this 2-day version provides more time to experiment with a variety of materials and approaches to create a selection of exciting portraits.


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RBSA StArt Exhibition 2017-2018 

28 Nov 17

30 December 2017 — 10 February 2018@ RBSA The Start exhibition is an opportunity for buyers to see work that is affordable as all works are below £300.


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My Etsy Shop 

28 Nov 17

If you like my work and are interested in buying a painting or original print please have a look at my Etsy shop.


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RBSA Members and Associates 2017 

14 Nov 17

I will have just one work in this show, but it should be a show worth seeing, the best of RBSA’s Members and Associates.


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The Three wise monkeys 

28 Sep 17

The Three wise monkeys and why I find them Fascinating.


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How to be feminine in an AI Universe 

23 Sep 17

Artificial intelligence will come to sentient thought just as gender role models disintegrate.


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Channeling The Old Masters 

14 Sep 17

Channeling The Old Masters My aim when looking at Old masters was to become a better painter by looking at the finest examples of painting ever to be seen.


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Worcester Open Studios 

24 Aug 17

Before I left Worcester I signed up for the Open Studios along with Emma Trimble, we decided to show our work at Worcester Arts Partnership.


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Metropolis @ RBSA 

24 Aug 17

Metropolis Mixed Drypoint Plates Oldbury Canal Drypoint and mono print.


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Channeling The Old Masters 

24 May 17

Jain McKay RBSA Channeling The Old Masters My aim when starting to work on this show was to be inspired by good painting but to make it contemporary and relevant in todays art world.


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RBSA Prize Exhibition 

9 May 17

This month I was nominated a full member of RBSA and I have two works in the Prize exhibition.


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RBSA Open 

4 Apr 17

The RBSA Open all Media 2017 On now — 08 April 2017 I have Fabrication Man in the show, and what a good show it is.


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Love Art, Buy Art, Make Art 

27 Feb 17

RBSA 02 March — 11 March 2017 I have two works in this show to advertise my Expressive Portrait Painting course That will be running at RBSA in August.


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How to get your work selected for an Open Exhibition 

20 Feb 17

Yesterday I was lucky enough to be selecting for Open All Media at RBSA, it was my fist time and I was on a panel with 4 very experienced artists.


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StArt 2017 at RBSA on until the 11th February 

29 Jan 17

I am also in this exhibition at RBSA which has a couple of weeks left to run.


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Made in Oldbury 

29 Jan 17

I’ll be live drawing at this event.


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Bad Princess 

16 Jan 17

It will be Saturday the 18th, new revised poster coming soon.


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Reflecting Bantock 

16 Dec 16

I apologise for the quality of the photos but I hope they will tweet your interest enough for you to pop into Bantock House and see the work for real.


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RBSA Print Prize Exhibition 

17 Oct 16

These are the two works I have in the RBSA Print Prize.


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SEX Subverting the Male Gaze 

13 Oct 16

The Male Gaze, a term coined to describe the domination of painting by men using the guise of the academy to fill rooms with naked women.


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Secrets 

16 Jun 16

Secrets (Hanna Mary) 2016…


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Stuart and the Snake 

30 May 16

I’ve been working on this large print in a few different versions.







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