Artwork
Neil MacDonald CLOSEOPEN

Neil MacDonald trained at Glasgow School of Art from 1975 until 1980, where he developed his considerable skills as a painter and consummate draughtsman.

He is drawn to locations that exert historic and mythic presence, exploring the lyrical narrative of natural sites and strong bold shapes of castles, old townships and harbours. He does this through distortion of perspective, invention and editing, aiming to capture an essence of the structure or place. Colour is used in an emotive way to heighten the sense of mood, applying each layer upon layer of paint in a divisionist manner until a unity of statement is realised as the image emerges, revealing the subject’s unique sense of place.