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Gordon MacDonald

 

 

Gordon MacDonald, Somewhere near Hampton (New Brunswick), oil on canvas, 12 x 24 in.

SOMEWHERE NEAR HAMPTON (NEW BRUNSWICK)
oil on canvas
12 x 24 in.
unframed
$950

 


 

 

Gordon MacDonald, The Wind Over Belle Isle, oil on linen mounted on board, 12 x 16 in.

THE WIND OVER BELLE ISLE
oil on linen, mounted on board
12 x 16 in.
unframed
$850

 

Gordon MacDonald, Fearan Chierstedvill (Kiersteadville, NB), oil on board, 11 x 14 in.

FEARAN CHIERSTEDVILL (KIERSTEADVILLE, NB)
oil on board
11 x 14 in.
framed dimension: 16 x 19 in.
$800


 

 

My work is perceptual-based, in that the paintings are representations of my reaction to a place, rather than its specific features.

I try to evoke a corner of someone's memory. Before I developed a conceptual faculty, my perceptions were more visceral and I, like everybody else, soon got inundated with matters of adulthood; the visceral became diminished. Painting reawakens in me the way I saw the world when I was young;
if I am successful in my painting, my work evokes that same feeling in others.

I believe these aspects of human consciousness transcend trends, and will always engage us.

Gordon MacDonald, 2011


 

 

Gordon MacDonald, Long Reach (St. John River), oil on board, 12 x 16 in.

LONG REACH (ST. JOHN RIVER)
oil on linen, mounted on board
12 x 16 in.
unframed
SOLD


 

Gordon MacDonald was born and raised in the Maritimes; he spent his childhood in New Brunswick and Newfoundland. He left the Maritimes in 1981 to study at the Toronto School of Art, the Ontario College of Art and the Art Students' League in New York City. MacDonald returned to the Maritimes in 1999, at which point he realised that the landscapes in New Brunswick and Newfoundland had a strong visual impact on him. He then began to dedicate his time recreating his emotional reaction to those places (sometimes imagined places) and the light in them. His painting has become a worthy and challenging career that MacDonald wants to pursue for a lifetime.

His work is in corporate and private collections in Canada and abroad, including the President of Ireland's residence in Dublin, Ireland, and the Canadian embassy in Tel Aviv, Israel.