Mackenzie is an all around arts enthusiast and has always had a love for visual arts. In fact, her family home back in Toronto, Canada is scattered with paintings and sculptures she has created over the years! Having the privilege of growing up in a creative environment, Mackenzie sees the value in exploring visual art as a medium for developing perceptual skills, expressing emotion, building confidence, and establishing a safe space to be yourself. She is thrilled to have been given the opportunity to work with Artsmith and to help facilitate the exploration of the arts with a wonderful group of the Bronx’s youth.
If you hear a voice within you saying, ‘You are not a painter,’ then by all means paint, boy, and that voice will be silenced. - Vincent van Gogh
Mackenzie holds a BSc in Environmental Science from Queen’s University in Canada and an MSc in Sustainability Management from Columbia University. She currently works at a small responsible investment research and consulting firm in Manhattan.
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