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Don Scott Macdonald  Petaluma, CA


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About Don Scott


Don Scott Macdonald’s paintings are composed of a combination of both observations and dreams. Rather than recreating details of a static landscape on canvas, he attempts to distill its essence, believing that simplicity is elegant and powerful.

Many in this series juxtapose the quiet stillness of the open landscape with movement and the rush of sensation. There is also the exploration between the ethereal and the earth. The aim is to create spaciousness that extends beyond the limits of the canvas. Overall, Macdonald hopes the paintings convey something about who we are and what we feel ” a balance of mystery and beauty, darkness and hope.


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th ecourage to see simple in your art piece is acknowledging

Your beautiful and serene images take me to that place inside of me. I could look at these forever.

magnetic and original. thank you.

As usual, your work is beautiful. These are so serene, love them.

like the simplicity of it but would Love to see the same stye in things other than landscape.

Love it. Lifting one up into its spaceous color, its surreal clarity, its simplicity.

Dear Don,
we enjoy your beautiful paintings every single day! They make our home in Germany a very special place, reminding us of our awesome years in Northern California and the wonderful time we spent with both of you.
Warm Regards,
Angela & Martin

I continue to be amazed at how you create stillness and movement in the same moment. Sole/personal views of expansive images.

We love your work Don! So proud to own the beautiful pieces in our home.

Very peaceful. The landscape distilled to its visual and emotional essence. Congratulations.

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