Allan MacDonald (b. 1965) is regarded as 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 in anchored in sheer physicality, going out to face the elements in all weathers in pursuit of understanding.
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 and studied at the Edinburgh Collage of Art.