Nia Mackeown is a Pembrokeshire born artist with a passion for painting “en plein air”.
Showing a keen interest in painting from a young age, she studied Foundation Art at college before earning a place at a London University. However, a change in direction saw Nia become a midwife for 6 years, during which time she spent her spare hours focusing on developing her painting technique and life drawing skills. In recent years her passion for painting has taken over and she now works full time as a professional artist, painting the things she loves, imagery of everyday life, of the endearing commonplace, and landscapes tempered with reflection and light. Although mainly working in oils on small panels when painting outdoors, these smaller studies are then used to produce larger studio works.
Nia’s past accomplishments include selection for the Royal Institute of Oil Painters exhibition, the Royal West Academy exhibition, the Wales Contemporary and the Artist Magazine open competition.
Nia is the daughter of the artist James Mackeown, the granddaughter of Martin Mackeown and the great granddaughter of renowned Irish artist Tom Carr.