Hamish MacDonald

Hamish MacDonald was born in Glasgow in 1935. He studied at Glasgow School of Art between 1963 and 1967. From 1968 he successfully combined painting with teaching becoming Principal Art Teacher at St Patrick’s High School, Coatbridge. In 1991 he retired from teaching to concentrate fully on the development of his own painting.
Influenced greatly by the Impressionists and the Scottish Colourists his work is typified by broad expressive brush strokes and rich, vivid colours. A unique, recognisable style, worthy of the work of the Scottish Colourists before him.
Exhibited widely throughout the UK with numerous one man shows and showed regularly with the RSA, GI, SSA and RSW. His works can be found in many major collections, including HRH The Queen, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh; Kelvingrove Art Gallery; Paisley Art Gallery; Burmah Oil Company: Royal Bank of Scotland, First Minister of Scotland and several UK Education Authorities and Regional Councils. His awards include: National Prizewinner Laing Competition (1989) and RGI Royal College of Physicians Award (1993), co winner of Laing Art competition 1997.