Hamish MacDonald is a celebrated artist, whose colourful, captivating paintings convey the vibrant energy and seasonal light of the Scottish landscape.

MacDonald was influenced by the Impressionists and Scottish Colourists, particularly William Gillies and Joan Eardley.  His work has received much recognition and is pride of place in many international private and public collections, more locally with The Duke of Edinburgh, Kelvingrove and Paisley Museums.

MacDonald (1935 – 2008) managed to find success as an artist while inspiring others.  He worked as a teacher and lecturer across Scotland, including long term posts at Glasgow School of Art (his Alma Mata) and as Head of Art at St Patrick’s High School, Coatbridge.

We have a Hamish MacDonald piece up in the Buro Art office at present and it is a pleasure to spend time with his work.  The bold colours playful shapes always raise a wee smile.