George Donald RSA RSW: New Paintings
An exhibition of new work by painter, printmaker and art tutor George Donald RSA RSW.
Donald’s calm and contemplative paintings of gardens, figures and landscapes, combine colour, texture and pattern to delight, provoke thought or elicit meaning.
Donald was born in Ootacamund, South India, in 1943. After graduating from Drawing and Painting at Edinburgh College of Art (ECA) in 1967 he was awarded a travelling scholarship to India and Nepal, before attending Hornsey College of Art, London. In the 1980s he studied for his MEd degree at University of Edinburgh, examining theories that underlie the teaching of art practice. A lifelong enthusiast for travel , he has travelled extensively since his student days, and exhibited and lectured widely, drawing inspiration from cultures as diverse as Mexico, Thailand, Japan and Australia.
He was lecturer in Drawing, Painting and Printmaking at ECA from 1970 until his retirement in 2000. Donald was also Assistant to the Vice Principal and Director of the Centre for Continuing Studies at ECA, Professor of Anatomy and Drawing at the University of Central Florida, USA and visiting lecturer in many overseas universities in countries including India, China and Japan. Donald was appointed Keeper of the Royal Scottish Academy in 2003, is member of the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour and has exhibited annually in public and commercial galleries worldwide since 1968. His work can be seen in public and private collections in the UK and abroad, including Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art; the Miró Foundation, Barcelona; Universities of Central Florida; Aberdeen Art Gallery; and City Arts Centre, Edinburgh.