Mackie's Scottish artistic roots underpinned his engagement with French art and continental ideas. His travels in France and Italy provided new vistas for his very individual fusion of colour and light. Pat Clark is a retired headteacher with a passion for Charles Mackie. Her study of the artist was published by Sanson & Co. in 2016: People, Places and Piazzas: The Life and Art of Charles H. Mackie.
Free but booking is essential - to book visit edinburghmuseums.org.uk or phone the City Art Centre on 0131 529 3993.