Angus L. M. MacDonald
I rediscovered the joys of painting on retiral as a senior partner in a major Scottish architectural practice.
What started as a hobby has now developed into a full time occupation as an artist in watercolour, acrylics and mixed media. Subject matter is wide ranging, with special inspiration coming from the Scottish landscape and townscape. I just love studying the play of light as the weather affects the scene before me, the sun, the shadows the mood. As a native of Skye, I particularily enjoy the highland scene, especially Assynt, where my wife Morag and I have a house.
Regular forays to the continent result in plein air interpretations of the cities of mainly France, Spain and Italy including the painters jewel in the crown, Venice. I usually go with painting groups comprising different nationalities and have made many long lasting friendships this way, while also learning so much.
As an active member of Dundee Art Society and Broughty Ferry Art Society, where I am Exhibitions Convenor, I enjoy the company of like minded souls. I demonstrate watercolour painting throughout Scotland, and have won a series of awards including Scottish finalist in Channel 4`s Watercolour Challenge, the Artist Magazine`s Summer Painting Competition 2004. (Front cover of Dec. issue) and first prize in the Spring 2007 front cover Competition for the Ken Bromley Art Supplies catalogue.
Having exhibited widely throughout Scotland, I now have paintings in private collections all over the world.
Currently, due to pressure of work, exposure is restricted to the venues in Aberfeldy, Meigle, Pittenweem, Drymen North Berwick, Dundee, Edinburgh, and Lochinver. I do several charity shows in the year, and undertake private commissions when time permits.
Commissions include work for Perth and Kinross Council, paintings of Perth to be presented to Perth, Australia (featured on Australian TV) and to Schaffenburg, Germany.