Jessie Mackay

"The serious painting began when I was consulting – working in an auto plant with assembly line workers. The atmosphere was grim, and watching their bodies bending over their work was such an emotional experience for me that I started making drawings of them at night when my work was done, and then painting from the drawings back in my hotel room. The work I was doing was very exacting, data oriented – so the emotions would build up and find their outlet through painting."- Jessie Mackay