Broken heart
by Donald Macdonald

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1100 x 900 mm

Donald Macdonald studied at Grays School of Art, Aberdeen. His work has been seen in group exhibitions in Glasgow, Edinburgh and London and he was commissioned to paint a work for presentation to the First Minister of Scotland in 2004.

The portrait is of Charlie, the father of Macdonald’s fiancée. When Charlie underwent open-heart surgery, Macdonald made studies at home and when visiting Charlie in hospital. Although Macdonald intended to portray the physical aspects of surgery, he says: ‘the painting became as much about the emotional effects of losing his wife in 1987’.

    © Donald Macdonald