Oil on linen
12 x 16 in.
Available at the Walsingham Gallery
The Harrison Gallery. Willamstown, MA
Rich Timmons Studio & Gallery. Doylestown, PA
The Walsingham Gallery. Newburyport, MA
The Iris Gallery. Boston, MA; Aspen, CO
Warm Springs Gallery. Charlottesville, VA
From the artist:
“My love of realism is directly tied to my love of the craft of painting. To build a solidly believable space of form, light, and atmosphere from the fluid dabs and smears of paint is an endless challenge and a perpetual joy. Influenced by the great European and American masters, particularly George Inness and the Tonalists, as well as traditional Chinese and Japanese approaches to image making, I strive to say as much as possible with as little as possible–to subtly suggest rather than to overtly describe. Some painters are storytellers, others are reporters. My paintings are poems, transient impressions of my reactions to the landscape. I wish to leave some mystery in a painting, something unresolved that allows the viewer to join me as I explore the landscape and make discoveries within it.”
MacDonald’s work has been shown in numerous solo and group shows in Canada and the United States. His paintings can be found in collections throughout North America.
Professional memberships have included the Society of Illustrators, the Illustrators Partnership of America, the National Association of Plein Air Painters, and the Graphic Artists Guild.
He is certified through the Creativity Coaching Association as a creativity coach and brings his coaching skills to his popular painting workshops.
The Harrison Gallery, Williamstown, MA April, 2015
February 7–14, 2015: Casa de los Artistas; Boca de Tomatlan, Mexico
April 25, 2015. One-day workshop. Deerfield Valley Art Assoc.;
July 28–30, 2015: The Gibson House, Haverhill, New Hampshire
Sept 8–11, 2015: The Bascom, Highlands, North Carolina