Kiki MacInnis is a painter who lives and works in Seattle. In her current practice she focuses on drawing with brush and ink on paper. She draws large drift trees and roots on site at the beach, and brings smaller matter like seaweed holdfasts, barnacles and shells back to her studio. Each time she returns to the beach objects large and small have unexpectedly moved. Most of the drawings in the Water Margin animations are studies and sketches accumulated from older projects. Like a sunken log–once a tree, now home to lively communities of sea organisms –these drawings had a previous life and are now transformed.
I took an ink class from Kiki a couple of years ago and loved every minute of it. She feels like family. An excellent artist and teacher. I’m thrilled she’s joined us at the League! Click here to see her upcoming class: an introduction to ink.