photo credit: Love Me Do Photography // Apartment Therapy
I’m McKenzie. I’m a self-taught multidisciplinary artist specializing in screenprinted acrylic illustrations and wedding + family photography. I paint and edit photos in my home studio located on a small piece of land outside of Baltimore, MD. My partner Matt is also a painter and I feel immensely lucky that we both get to spend our days making art, working in the garden, watching sci-fi movies, and loving on our cat. Sidenote: Apartment Therapy featured our home/studio(s) on their blog and you can take the tour here!
I create paintings that center around nature and the wonder and innocence of childhood. I use a solar-powered screen printing technique where I layer line drawings on top of an abstract background and paint them in like a coloring book. The finished product is often mistaken for collage because the images pop off the surface. This technique lends a playfulness to my illustrations, which are hopeful and sweet.
Similarly, my photographs tell joyful love stories; whether of a parent being adored by a child or of an intimate moment on your wedding day. I like being a fly on the wall and documenting the people you love interacting the way they always do. My style can be called candid and journalistic, and I love nothing more than sneaking off the beaten path to create magic with you.