Iain Mackay is known for his paintings of Derbyshire landscapes and buildings. These are painted in pure watercolour with an unlaboured style. Iain was born in the Pennine village of Downham, set in the Lancashire Dales of Northern England in 1946. Having moved to the south of the country in the mid-fifties, he studied architecture at the Brighton College of Art, gaining a Diploma with Distinction in Architecture. Following a move to Derbyshire, he pursued an architectural career. During this time he combined his interest in painting with other leisure pursuits of drama and music.
Over the years he has exhibited in numerous galleries, mainly in the Midlands but his pictures do now hang on walls all over the world!