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Happy Father’s Day

Hello from the studio of Hamish MacDonald Prints in Glasgow. I hope everyone has been safe, well and coping over the past year. I have certainly missed seeing and catching up with everyone during exhibition times. Unfortunately there will be no exhibition from Glencoe this year but you can still view our full collection of Limited edition printscards and gifts on our  website at www.hamishmacdonaldprints.comI

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While it is his art that endures and is loved my many, today thinking of Fathers’ Day I will focus on my dad, the artist, Hamish MacDonald. Hamish MacDonald was born in Glasgow in 1935. He graduated from Glasgow School of Art and from 1968 he successfully combined painting with teaching and also guest lectured throughout Scotland. In 1991 he retired from his post as an Art Department Principal to concentrate fully on the development of his painting. Much of his work was inspired by the Scottish Colourist movement, but MacDonald preserved an individuality which marks him out as both a vibrant and important artist. Throughout his career he succeeded in capturing dramatic scenes with his own passionately innovative palette.

Hamish is now widely regarded as one of Scotland’s most successful contemporary artists. Since 1964, Hamish has staged numerous solo exhibitions in Scotland and Cornwall. He also participated in group shows with prominent galleries in London and throughout the UK. His works can be found in many major collections throughout the world including HRH the Queen, HRH the late Duke of Edinburgh and Kelvingrove Art Gallery. 

From Cornish shores to the west coast and Western Isles of Scotland, Hamish captured the atmospheric beauty through all the seasons. One of his favourite places on the mainland close to Skye was Plockton.  ‘Poppies Plockton’ is a typical MacDonald landscape with vibrant red poppies blowing in the wind. His broad, fluid style and bold palette place him directly within the continuing lineage of the Scottish Colourist tradition whilst his ability to capture the atmosphere and vitality of his subject is enhanced by a confident and unique style.  

Hamish died in 2008 but his art lives on. In the years since I have added greeting cards, scarves and cushions to the print collection, added new prints from the archives, and exhibited in Glencoe, Glasgow, Milan and Peebles. My Dad’s art has also inspired my love of photography – his use of texture and juxtaposition of colour for instance, sometimes appearing improbable but always rooted in nature. Lastly, in this most introspective of times, I would like to thank my family for their support with Hamish MacDonald Prints, helping with the exhibitions, order fulfilment and day to day running of the business. It is very much a family business. Family was most important to Hamish too, and he often sketched and painted family members, always with love, sometimes with playful artistic license. 
Look out for a new website for Hamish MacDonald Prints sometime in 2021 and hopefully some new additions to the Collection!I really hope to welcome you to a Hamish MacDonald Prints exhibition sometime soon!

In the meantime, thank you very much for all your support & orders during these very difficult times. 

Take care and very best wishes, 
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