Known for her bold, impressionistic florals and landscapes, Niagara on the Lake artist Irene MacKenzie  grew up in Fort Frances, Ontario.  Her first passion was a box of crayons and the rolls of paper her Dad brought home from the paper mill where he was employed.  On her thirteenth birthday her parents gave her a box of oil paints, a few canvasses and brushes. After using up the canvases, every surface available from glass bottles, wood panels and even  arborite became the next masterpiece!


    After teaching public school for twelve years she began pursuing her art career full time.  Her creativity and versatility combined to produce captivating images and she is constantly inspired by the unlimited source of beauty in the Niagara Region. 


     Irene appreciates that her paintings are enjoyed not only locally but in many countries around the world.