L.B. McKay grew up in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico. Years later she moved to El Paso, Texas in the United States and eventually became an American Citizen. While adjusting to a different culture and lifestyle, she became interested in women’s issues due to her own struggles in life in both countries.
McKay’s main objective for her life’s work took root while she was a student at The El Paso Community College. In the process of taking basic courses McKay discovered while taking a class in Art Appreciation course her love for art. She enrolled at the University of Texas at El Paso to pursue her goal and graduated cum laude in 2009 with a Bachelor’s of Fine Art degree. Her major was painting and her minor drawing.
McKay uses her own personal philosophy along with targeted investigations to evoke thought provoking ideas for her work. Throughout the process she seeks answers to many of the social, political, and religious issues that she questions. Her art incorporates Baroque features as well as a style that she describes as Abstract Expressionism and Contemporary Feminist Art.