Gord MacDonald

Gord MacDonald

Halifax, NS, Canada

About Gord MacDonald

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.  

Education

Curriculum Vitae

September 1981 - May 1982
Student at Toronto School of Art

September 1982 - November 1984
Student at Ontario College of Art and Design (now OCAD)

September 1985 - May 1986
Student at Art Students' League of New York

May 1992 - January 1996
Study at private atelier

1996-2000
Various times; worked in the animation industry and mural restoration for
churches

1999-present
Professional painter; seven one-man exhibitions (annually, 2004 to present) at
Argyle Fine Art Gallery in Halifax, NS