Fiona Mackenzie was born in Inverness. Her childhood was spent in the Highlands, and often on holiday around the Gairloch area. Her home, and studio, have been based in Wester Ross for nearly ten years. Studies include a Master's degree in History of Art, and published research on Eric Gill's engravings, with the Wolseley Gallery, London. Past exhibitions have included venues such as Tore Galllery, Inchmore Gallery, George St. Gallery, Perth, and Glamis Castle Gallery, and Balmoral Castle Gallery.
The majority of the artwork is inspired by the raw wilderness of Fiona's surroundings. Daily walks, sea swimming, and sitting outdoors sketching in paint or pencil, highlight the dramatic, constantly changing backdrops, across sea; sky and mountains. Light is an important element for the artist.
Her last exhibition was a successful show based at the Gairloch Heritage Museum, set around the Sorley MacLean poem, Hallaig. The exhibition was described as, 'hauntingly beautiful', from one of many similar quotes from visitors to the gallery.