Donald McIntyre RCA (d. 2009)

Donald McIntyre was born in Leeds in 1923 of Scottish parents and spent his formative years at Garelochhead in the west of Scotland. A group of artists influenced by the teaching of James Wright RSW lived near his home and McIntyre joined them. Under Wright’s guidance McIntyre developed a palette firmly based in the Scottish Colourist tradition.
Whilst Donald McIntyre always wanted to be a painter he first trained as a dentist; fortunately, however, the dental hospital was opposite Glasgow School of Art and he was able to attend evening classes there. He practised as a dentist, served in the army and taught in schools until the age of forty. Then, encouraged by the Howard Roberts Gallery in Cardiff, he left dentistry to become a full time painter.

 

He lived in North Wales for some 45 years, spending most summers painting on Iona. Smaller works he often completed in situ but his sketches, which captured the rapidly changing light and mood, were taken back to his studio for reference. Donald McIntyre was inspired by the landscapes of his childhood and retained a lifelong love of the coastline of the British Isles. Painting mainly in acrylic he captured with vibrant colours the light and life of his subject matter with masterly small and broad brush strokes.
Donald McIntyre has exhibited at the Royal Academy, Royal Scottish Academy, Royal Society of Marine Artists, the Fosse Gallery and in the Galleries Racines, Brussels; he was a member of the Royal Cambrian Academy of Art.

 

Donald McIntyre’s work is in the permanent collections of H.R.H. The Duke of Edinburgh, Robert Fleming Holdings plc, The Williamson Art Gallery (Birkenhead), Newport Art Gallery, Merthyr Tydfil Art Gallery, The Welsh Arts Council, The National Library of Wales, The Welsh Contemporary Art Society, Anglesey and Gwynedd Education Authorities, University of Wales, Department of the Environment, British Steel, USA Embassy (London) and London University.

Donald McIntyre – White Sand

Donald McIntyre

White Sand

Acrylic on Board

20 x 24 inches

sold

Donald McIntyre – White Farm, North Wales

Donald McIntyre

White Farm, North Wales

Acrylic on Board

14 x 17 inches

sold

Donald McIntyre – Washing, Sandend (from the artists estate)

Donald McIntyre

Washing, Sandend (from the artists estate)

Acrylic on Board

12 x 16 inches

sold

Donald McIntyre – Shore Cottage

Donald McIntyre

Shore Cottage

Acrylic on Board

20 x 24 inches

sold

Donald McIntyre – Port in Capel No1

Donald McIntyre

Port in Capel No1

Acrylic on Board

14 x 17 inches

sold

Donald McIntyre – Off to the Fishing

Donald McIntyre

Off to the Fishing

Acrylic on Board

14 x 17 inches

sold

Donald McIntyre – Moray Shore

Donald McIntyre

Moray Shore

Acrylic on Board

14 x 17 inches

sold

Donald McIntyre – Low Tide

Donald McIntyre

Low Tide

Acrylic on board

20 x 24 inches

sold

Donald McIntyre – Lone Cottage

Donald McIntyre

Lone Cottage

Acrylic on Board

20 x 24 inches

sold

Donald McIntyre – Isle of Storms

Donald McIntyre

Isle of Storms

Acrylic on board

20 x 24 inches

sold

Donald McIntyre – Figures, White Hills shore

Donald McIntyre

Figures, White Hills shore

Acrylic on board

14 x 17 inches

sold

Donald McIntyre – Estuary, Parrog

Donald McIntyre

Estuary, Parrog

Acrylic on board

20 x 24 inches

sold

Donald McIntyre – Reflections

Donald McIntyre

Reflections

Acrylic on board

20 x 24 inches

sold

Donald McIntyre – Little Bay

Donald McIntyre

Little Bay

Acrylic on board

20 x 24 inches

sold

Donald McIntyre – Cliffs near Cornwall

Donald McIntyre

Cliffs near Cornwall

Acrylic on Board

20 x 24 inches

sold

Donald McIntyre – Cottages

Donald McIntyre

Cottages

Acrylic on board

20 x 24 inches

sold

Donald McIntyre – Crail No.1

Donald McIntyre

Crail No.1

Acrylic on board

13 x 17 inches

sold

Donald McIntyre – Cottages and Reeds 2

Donald McIntyre

Cottages and Reeds 2

Acrylic on board

20 x 24 inches

sold

Donald McIntyre – Calm Sea

Donald McIntyre

Calm Sea

Acrylic on board

20 x 24 inches

sold

Donald McIntyre – Abereiddy Bay

Donald McIntyre

Abereiddy Bay

Acrylic on board

14 x 17 inches

sold