Alison Mackay's work has focused mainly on still life painting using oils over the last 15 years.
Alison has shown her work throughout Australia during this time, with 7 solo shows, many group shows and over 30 finalist places in major art prizes. These include 5 times in the Portia Geach Memorial Award for female portraiture, 4 times in the NSW Parliament's Plein Air Painting Prize, 7 times in the Gallipoli Art Prize, along with other major prizes such as the Archibald, the EMSLA, the National Still Life Award, the Mosman Art Prize and the Black Swan prize for portraiture.
She was the winner of the 2020 Gallipoli Art Prize.
Alison works mainly from her studio at St George's Basin (Jervis Bay) where she paints directly from life, however she also spends time working 'en plein air' in the landscape around her home and further afield.
Alison's paintings have reached a broad audience both here and overseas and her works are held in private and public collections.
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