About the Artist
Inspired by Home
MacKenzie was born and raised in Ventura County in Southern California and currently resides with her family on their farm in Southwest Washington. She draws inspiration from the landscapes she grew up in-the Chaparral Desert- and the one she now calls home- the foothills of the Cascade Range.
While working on a horse ranch in Hood River, OR MacKenzie was taken under the wing by a local leatherworker and taught many of the basics and foundations of working with leather and given her first set of tools. In the following years she began to develop her own style and interests within this medium and continues to grow and learn as an artist and leatherworker.