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It's all about bold brushstrokes and colour, for me. Looking at a painting, seeing a mass of bold brushstrokes that up close hold no discernible form. But step back and you can see a different painting, hopefully something to make you gasp ... that's what I aspire to, one day.

I am a Scottish artist who tries - often unsuccessfully! - to create bold and colorful art. In particular I love portraits, of people and pets. I started painting portraits as a career rather than a hobby because of my friend Stevie, who in the mid 90's asked me to paint his two labrador retrievers as a present for his stepmother. He insisted I could do it, and told me I could make a career from art.

10 years later I finally broke free from the nine-to-five and actually did it for real. And again, Stevie was the catalyst. Seriously ill in hospital in 2004 he asked me to work on…

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  • Born on October 26
  • Joined May 30, 2011

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It's all about bold brushstrokes and colour, for me. Looking at a painting, seeing a mass of bold brushstrokes that up close hold no discernible form. But step back and you can see a different painting, hopefully something to make you gasp ... that's what I aspire to, one day.

I am a Scottish artist who tries - often unsuccessfully! - to create bold and colorful art. In particular I love portraits, of people and pets. I started painting portraits as a career rather than a hobby because of my friend Stevie, who in the mid 90's asked me to paint his two labrador retrievers as a present for his stepmother. He insisted I could do it, and told me I could make a career from art.

10 years later I finally broke free from the nine-to-five and actually did it for real. And again, Stevie was the catalyst. Seriously ill in hospital in 2004 he asked me to work on 2 paintings for him, of his family. He only saw one of them completed.

Stevie always insisted I should be painting, doing what I really loved. Painting has always been my one passion, the one thing that keeps me up working until dawn. So my art career since 2004 is 100% thanks to Stevie, and this store and the art within are dedicated to him.

Iain McDonald.
www.portrait-online.com

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