Algaida, Mallorca, Spain
Mandy Racine (born in Scotland, UK) graduated with a BA (Hons) Fine Art degree in 1988 from West Surrey College of Art & Design, Farnham, UK. She exhibited widely in the UK and enjoyed success as a book illustrator with over 7 books published. She was commissioned to produce artwork for SatelDoc television company for a documentary on the life of King Arthur, which was subsequently broadcast in the United States and Channel 4, UK.
After moving to Mallorca, Spain in 1999, she started work as a specialist interior painter for Gillian Kroll Decoration (2 years) before setting up in business for herself. She has since become established as not only a specialist in interior finishes, but also as a contemporary artist in her own right.
In 2011 she was commissioned by Swiss art dealers to produce drawings, paintings & prints of Alpine animals for the Swiss art market. These were subsequently exhibited & sold at various venues in Switzerland. In March 2014 she was interviewed for a culture programme for IB3 television in Mallorca about her artwork and filmed in her studio.
She enjoys working with a variety of materials & techniques and exhibits regularly. Working from her large studio/workshop, she’s able to combine interior projects with her own/commissioned artwork.
She specialises in drawing & painting the animal & human form and abstract pieces using mixed media – acrylic, plaster, collage, latex, varnish, charcoal etc. and enjoys experimenting with different textures & layers to portray movement through line & texture.
BA (Hons) Degree Fine Art (Printmaking), West Surrey College of Art & Design, Farnham UK 1985 - 88
Foundation Course in Art & Design, East Surrey College of Art & Design, Reigate, UK.Passed with Merit. 1984 - 85
2014 - Interviewed & featured in culture programme for IB3 television, Mallorca
- Various pieces exhibited with Ahoy Gallery, Port Adriano, Mallorca
- Exhibition for Mallorca Day with Art Mallorca Gallery, Palma, Mallorca
2013 Night of Art (group exhibition), Mood Beach Club, Portals, Mallorca
2013 Western Horse Fair, Algaida, Mallorca (display horse paintings)
2012 Solo exhibition at Open Studio, Algaida, Mallorca
2011 Works on the theme of 'Mountain Art' exhibited at various venues in Gstaad, Switzerland as part of an on-going project with Swiss art dealers
2011 Joint exhibition at Port Adriano Hotel, Santa Ponsa, Mallorca
2009 Solo exhibition at Barroco, Palma, Mallorca
2003 Mixed exhibition at La Hacienda de Zapata Gallery, Son Ferriol, Mallorca
2001 - Solo exhibition at Aztec Cafe, Palma, Mallorca
1998 - Mixed exhibition at Sussex Art Club, Brighton, UK
1997 - Group exhibition at Gardner Arts Centre, Brighton, UK
1996 - Group exhibition at Easton Rooms, Rye, UK
1992 - One person show at Albion Gallery, Lewes UK
1991 - Printmaking exhibition at South Bank Centre, London UK
1991 - Brighton Illustrators Group, Brighton, UK (1st Prize)
1989 - 'Discerning Eye' Exhibition at Mall Galleries, London, UK
1988 - '13 Well Hung' Degree Show at Art Centre, London, UK
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