Allan MacDonald (b. 1965) is one of the UK’s most respected and accomplished landscape artists. He transforms the way we see the Scottish landscape; not as a view, but as a living presence. MacDonald’s masterful work in oils is anchored in sheer physicality, going out to face the elements in all weathers in pursuit of understanding and communion with nature.
This distinctly Northern Romantic tradition, seeking connection with the divine in nature, is invested with spirituality and aspiration. We feel it in the human scale of Caspar David Fredrich’s Monk by the Sea, Canadian artist Tom Thomson’s sublime visions of Algonquin and in the illumination of vivid blue hope in MacDonald’s turbulent Highland skies.
Allan MacDonald has lived most of his life in Inverness-shire. He studied at the Edinburgh College of Art (BA Hons Drawing and Painting) and has exhibited throughout the UK.