The Kgalagadi is an expansive wildlife preserve in the Kalahari desert, straddling South Africa and Botswana. It is a favourite destination for nature lover Mandy McKay to retreat to with her paints.
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!”