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Carolynda Macdonald

Artist Biography

As mythological creatures, dragons fly in the imagination, inhabiting the dreams of writers, artists, readers and viewers alike. My paintings occupy an analogous realm, operating in a space reminiscent of daydreams or areas of quietude within the mind. I endeavour to bring together both landscape and still life painting in ways not normally encountered. For me, it is exciting to employ a Chagall-like freedom to place anything anywhere and find a way to make sense of it all. In an increasingly busy and confusing world, I feel it is important to find solace for the soul, whether it is in art, music or literature, and these works are my contribution.

1957                    Bornin Hannover, Germany

1979                    University of Stirling, BSc Hon. Biology

1985                    Fellowship of the Institute of Medical Laboratory Sciences, with

                          The Special Examination in Bacteriology, Paddington College of Technology, London

1982-2014          Part-time courses in Life Drawing and Screen Printing,

                          Chichester, London,Falmouth & Dundee

1982-97              BiomedicalScientist in Microbiology, holding a senior post at

                          University College Hospital in London from 1989-97

1992-2003          Part-time courses in Stained GlassTechniques, London

1997-2003          Ranown business as a stained glass artist in London, working to commission and for exhibitions in London,                                                                                  Ashbourne and St. Andrews

2003-present      Living and working as a painter inCarnoustie, Scotland.

Exhibitions and Commissions


1991                    Commissioned to do large oil painting, which hangs in the waiting room of the Hospital for Tropical Diseases, London

1999                    Bruton Street Gallery, Mayfair,London, Summer Exhibition

2000                    Ashbourne Gallery, British Contemporary Glass Society Show

2004                    St. Andrew's Museum Cathedral Project, 'Pilgrims Exhibition'

2005                    St Andrews Bay Hotel,Celebration of Art, fundraising art auction for High School of Dundee Patrons' Association

2006-10               Eduardo Alessandro Studios, Broughty Ferry, Dundee, and represented by them at the Glasgow Art Fair and the                                                                                   Affordable Art Fair, London

2009                   Discover Art 2009 collaboration between the High School of Dundee and Eduardo Alessandro Studios, Broughty Ferry

2012-13              Iona House Gallery, Woodstock,Oxfordshire, 'Scottish Art'

2016                   W. Gordon Smith Award Exhibition, Dovecot Gallery, Edinburgh

                           Kilmorack Gallery, Beauly, Inverness-shire, Spring Exhibition

2018                   Tatha Gallery, Newport, Fife. Winter Show

                          Kilmorack Gallery, Beauly, Inverness-shire, Christmas Show



Selected Exhibitions