Donald MacDonald



I have always been fascinated by Photorealism, even as a child I would sit for hours meticulously drawing images from encyclopaedias and copying my siblings school photographs, desperately trying to capture every detail to capture their likeness. It was not until studying painting at Grays School of Art that I really discovered expressive art and working loosely from memory, the contrast between these two very different methods of working immediately appealed and I have been studying and trying to push its boundaries ever since. I create 3 dimensional scenes using sketches and folded paper which I have previously drawn from memory and place them in compositions and scenarios which are then painted. I like to use this method to convey feelings, emotions, all the while recreating and copying life’s events in some way.