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Jonathan MacDonald

Jonathan MacDonald, Winter Brook in Halcomb, 2016, oil on board, 8 x10 in.

WINTER BROOK IN HALCOMB
oil on board
8 x 10 in.
framed dimension: 13.25 x 15.25 in.
$475

 

 

Jonathan MacDonald, Sunset at Beaverbrook, 2016, oil on board, 8 x 10 in.

SUNSET AT BEAVERBROOK
oil on board
8 x 10 in.
framed dimension: 13.25 x 15.25 in.
SOLD

 

Jonathan MacDonald, Winter Sheds at Cabin, 2016, oil on board, 8 x 10 in.

WINTER SHEDS AT CABIN
oil on board
8 x 10 in.
framed dimension: 13.25 x 15.25 in.
$475

Jonathan MacDonald, Wilson's Point Church and Roses, oil on board, 8 x 10 in.

WILSON'S POINT CHURCH & ROSES
oil on board
8 x 10 in.
framed dimension: 13.25 x 15.25 in.
$475

 

 

Jonathan MacDonald, The Narrows, Mullin Stream, oil on board, 8 x 10 in.

THE NARROWS, MULLIN STREAM
oil on board
8 x 10 in.
framed dimension: 13.25 x 15.25 in.
SOLD

 

Jonathan MacDonald, After the Rain, 2015, oil on board, 8 x 10 in.

AFTER THE RAIN
oil on board
8 x 10 in.
framed dimension: 13.25 x 15.25 in.
$475

Jonathan MacDonald, MacTavish's Old Clothesline, 2015, oil on board, 8 x 10 in.

MACTAVISH'S OLD CLOTHESLINE
oil on board
8 x 10 in.
framed dimension: 13.25 x 15.25 in.
$475

 

 

Jonathan MacDonald, Studio at Dusk, 2015, oil on board, 8 x 10 in.

STUDIO AT DUSK
oil on board
8 x 10 in.
framed dimension: 13.25 x 15.25 in.
$475

 

Jonathan MacDonald, Summer Afternoon at Park's Brook, 2015, oil on board, 8 x 10 in.

SUNNY AFTERNOON AT PARK'S BROOK
oil on board
8 x 10 in.
framed dimension: 13.25 x 15.25 in.
$475

Jonathan MacDonald, Birches Near Northwest Road, 2014, oil on board, 8 x 10 in.

BIRCHES NEAR NORTHWEST ROAD
oil on board
8 x 10 in.
framed dimension: 13.25 x 15.25 in.
$475

 

 

Jonathan MacDonald, Uncle Henry Gathering Firewood, 2016, oil on board, 8 x 10 in.

UNCLE HENRY GATHERING FIREWOOD
oil on board
8 x 10 in.
framed dimension: 13.25 x 15.25 in.
$475

 

Jonathan MacDonald, Winter Birches Near Sunny Corner, 2014, oil on board, 8 x 10 in.

WINTER BIRCHES NEAR SUNNY CORNER
oil on board
8 x 10 in.
framed dimension: 13.25 x 15.25 in.
$475

 

 

 

Jonathan MacDonald, Otter Brook, 2015, oil on board, 8 x 10 in.

OTTER BROOK
oil on board
8 x 10 in.
framed dimension: 13.25 x 15.25 in.
$475

 

 

 

 

COMMON GROUND - Glenn HALL and Jonathan MACDONALD

I met Jonathan MacDonald shortly after taking an art teaching post in Sunny Corner Miramichi in 1989. He was a precocious 14 year old who could draw well. Our early days were spent discussing art and music at noon in the old art portable. He had a sketchbook that contained, among other things, drawings of wolves and Christ suffering. Jon had a fervent interest in all things counter culture, loving rock & roll, Beat literature, horror films etc...I, being of like mind, naturally encouraged all of this.

Still in high school , he became the poster artist for Rooster Soup, a sort of psychedelic punk band I was involved with ...we both appreciated what an odd experiment in education this was becoming.

Jon's family had several out buildings that were wood heated, including a rustic log cabin known as the Shady Rest. We talked often of building our own remote cabins, and the "back to the land" thing was never far from my mind. In the mid 1990's I began building what was initially a 16x20' cabin in the middle of 20 acres of remote wood land I had purchased. A few years later, Jon did the same thing on his family's land, even using the same roof style and dimensions that I had used. The only major difference was that while Jon used logs from trees that he'd cut, I used second hand lumber from camps I'd disassembled along with trees I milled on the cabin's site. In 1998 I moved from the Miramichi to Kingston NB and began living off the grid.
 
By the time Jon finished up at NSCAD, we were old friends ...and it was clear I was no longer the teacher. Jon provided me with books I should read, artists I should investigate and films I should watch. 

Jon played a large role in helping to make my cabin a reality. We spent many an evening plotting and planning the various directions our cabins would take, and it was becoming more apparent that the real art, the true work, was the creation of our living space and the attitude that accompanied it. Although we both largely rejected the NSCAD trappings of “Conceptual Art”, it was clear that our lifestyle took far more effort and imagination than any art object we could ever make.

The show is called Common Ground and there is a great deal of that now between us ...close to thirty years have passed, and we still paint landscapes, fuss on sheds, wander around in the woods, build fires and photograph our worlds. More importantly, we communicate continually on a daily basis. Jon has become my best friend and I can't imagine what my life would have been like had we never met. It is truly an honour for me to be doing this show with him. It is long overdue.

Glenn Hall, 2016

Common Ground

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Glenn HALL

Jonathan MacDonald, Young Lynx Skull, 10 x 10 in., oil on canvas

YOUNG LYNX SKULL
oil on canvas
10 x 10 in.
unframed
$400

 

Jonathan MacDonald, Young White-Tail Skull, 10 x 10 in., oil on canvas

YOUNG WHITE-TAIL SKULL
oil on canvas
10 x 10 in.
unframed
$400

 

Born and raised on the Miramichi, Jonathan grew up on the river and in the woods. He attended the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design from 1993 – 1997, graduating with a Degree in Fine Art.

Years of urban living and further artistic exploration ensued, in 2004 he returned tothe Miramichi to paint and live in the woods of central New Brunswick. Jonathan has continued his passion for documentation; exploring landscape through journals, photography, drawing, painting and creating an aesthetically enriched environment involving his off-the-grid cabin and its surroundings.