Cape artist Mandy McKay grew up in the Eastern Cape and returns often to the area where her family farmed, particularly in winter when her beloved aloes are in riotous bloom.
Gail Dorje of the Cape Gallery wrote this of Mandy in 2018:- “I have heard art defined as energy, the feat of an enquiring mind to enthuse the viscous matter of paint with spirit and life. Mandy has this magnetic energy which draws people to her and her paintings. She walks the path she paints; she climbs to reach a viewpoint. Her paintings are an extension of herself. They breathe!”