MacKendrew Arts is a product review website for art materials that features handcrafted art supply swatches, accurate photos, trustworthy product reviews, and news of the latest product launches. The idea for MacKendrew Arts came after searching online for photographs and swatches of actual art materials as opposed to digital color swatches created with computer graphics software.
MacKendrew Arts is just one person; I’m the swatcher, photographer, tester, writer, and website designer. I’m a graduate of The New York Academy of Art’s MFA program, after having graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a BFA in painting, and the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of General Studies degree. A former art professor (drawing, painting, design, and art history), I took an early buyout from teaching as an opportunity to launch the website. I’ve taught at the University of Toledo, Wayne State University, and College for Creative Studies. My personal artwork runs the gamut from figurative to non-objective subject matter and from traditional media to photography. I live in Michigan with my husband, son, an Abyssinian cat named Baby O, and a French bulldog named Dozer.
Thanks for visiting, and I hope you leave comments and reviews based on your own experience working with the various art materials!