Artist Myfanwy MacDonald in her home studio in Toronto
Artist Myfanwy MacDonald in her home studio in Toronto

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.

In the walking ring at Woodbine Racetrack

Original Oil on Canvas Painting

In the walking ring at Woodbine Racetrack 2

Original Oil on Canvas Painting

Exercising on the Sand Ring at Woodbine

Original Oil on Canvas Painting

Sam-Son Farm at Woodbine

Original Oil on Canvas Painting

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1997 Breeders' Cup Classic Winner
1998 Horse of the Year
Multiple Graded Stakes winner of close to $10 Million
Original Oil on Canvas Painting

Silver Charm

Multiple Graded Stakes winner of close to $7 Million
Silver Charm is retired at Old Friends Farm in KY
Original Oil on Canvas Painting

Man o' War

Considered to be one of the greatest racehorses of all time
Original Oil on Canvas Painting

Secretariat

1973 Triple Crown Winner
Original Oil on Canvas Painting

Scratch That Itch - Foal

Original Oil on Canvas

Hunting Hounds

Original Oil on Canvas Painting

The Hunt

Black & White prints available of the original pencil drawing

Myfanwy MacDonald's "non-horsey" Paintings

Black Swan

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 large oil on canvas and prints available

Sailboard

Original Oil on Canvas Painting

Kayaking

Original Oil on Canvas Painting

If you would like to purchase any of the paintings featured here or would like to see more of the collection of paintings for sale - contact Stacie Roberts today.