Artist Van MacDonald - Original Paintings For Sale
During her career as an artist, Myfanwy (Van) MacDonald's horse connections kept her busy with commissions however it was a chance meeting at a business function that ultimately created demand for Van’s work.
At the party Van was introduced to Jackie Morold who commissioned Van to do 24 portraits for the 1976 Summer Olympics in Bromont, Quebec. The Canadian Equestrian Team included riders Jim Elder and Jim Day.
Van and her husband Ron moved to a suburb of Toronto and Jim Day invited Van to Woodbine where he was training Thoroughbred racehorses for Ernie Samuel’s Sam-Son Farm.
Afleet, trained by Phil England, was the first racehorse that Van painted and she has since spent the better part of 30 years capturing the beauty and character of both people and horses at the racetrack in her paintings.
Now at age 90 Van is hoping to inspire today’s generation to continue with the old tradition of capturing moments in history in the sport with painted pieces of art. She is now offering to sell some of the original paintings and prints that she has painted this past 30 years in an effort to ensure that the history made in the last three decades is preserved for generations to come.
Myfanwy MacDonald's "non-horsey" Paintings
Black swans were discovered in Western Australia by Dutch explorer Willem de Vlamingh in the 17th century. At the time, Europeans had believed that all swans were white, so finding a black variety was a completely unexpected event which had never been experienced before. By extension then, the term black swan is used to describe any phenomenon which occurs even though people think it impossible.
Original 24"x38" oil on canvas and prints available