Skye Macalester

Skye Macalester is an artist and paper marbler based in Portland. Self-taught, she draws inspiration from her background in both the life sciences and the fine arts. An interest in historical processes led her to explore 19th century paint recipes and lake pigments, including the selective extraction of rose madder. She uses these as well as synthetic (and extremely sparkly) pigments to make many of the paints she marbles with. 

Skye works out of a tiny studio in her home in Sunnyside. Find her online at @aequoreamarbling and