Art on Mount Everest
Image of Kenton Cool Everest record summit wears artist Teddy McDonald painted lid
STUDIO OF TEDDY McDONALD
KENTON COOLArt on Mount Everest
Teddy McDonald hand painted the protective lid worn by Kenton Cool as he achieved a record-breaking 16th summit of Mount Everest in May 2022. The lid features Buddhist mantra, eyes, prayer flags and planet earth and was blessed in a traditional Buddhist ceremony.
ED SHEERANGuitars for World tours
Ed Sheeran played two customised Fender 'Clapton' Stratocasters created by Teddy McDonald [one in collaboration with John Matos aka Crash] on his 2015 Multiply and 2017 Divide world tours and during his televised performances on Good Morning America  and headline slot at the 2017 Glastonbury Festival.
ROYAL FAMILYCollaboration for charity
Teddy McDonald is the first artist to create a contemporary painting with members of the British royal family, notably HRH Princess Eugenie and HRH Princess Beatrice. The work was created in the gardens of Queen Elizabeth II childhood home, the Royal Lodge and exhibited at Masterpiece London 2016 with exclusive coverage in GQ and People magazine. All proceeds were dontated to charity.
RANGE ROVERAutobiography art car
A Range Rover Autobiography featuring hand painted vinyl, cut and applied to create a 'roving sculpture,' displayed in London and the Cotswolds, 2017. Also featured alongside a BMW art car in the Art Basal Miami guide published by the South Florida Luxury Times.
"I love your work!"
"I think you are very talented"
"The Artist to Watch"
"I will expose your painting in the Ferrari design centre"
"We always appreciate your genuine approach
and your work speaks for itself"
Michael & Lindsay Lohan
Teddy McDonald is a British contemporary artist known for Ed Sheeran's guitars, a painting with British royalty and Kenton Cool's painted headwear for his record-breaking 16th summit of Mount Everest.
McDonald established his professional practice in 2011 and five years later was profiled by GQ magazine as 'The Artist to Watch'. He customised Fender Stratocaster guitars played by Ed Sheeran on the Multiply and Divide world tours, painted with HRH Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice and created a Range Rover Autobiography art car. Teddy McDonald also hand painted the protective lid worn by mountaineer Kenton Cool for his record-breaking 16th summit of Mount Everest on 15 May 2022.
Self-represented, Teddy McDonald's work has been acquired direct from his studio by globally recognised collectors including long term supporter and FIAT heir Lapo Elkann, Ed Sheeran, Flavio Manzoni for Ferrari S.p.A, the Lohan family, royalty and a number of private art collectors in the UK, US and Europe. His work is in limited supply and earlier this year McDonald's first large female form painting 'Yum Yum'  was sold privately by a collector for $135,000.
"I am most grateful for my collaborations with global icons and my international collectors"
- Teddy McDonald
Teddy McDonald employs the medium of acrylic on a number of different surfaces while early in his career, he briefly painted with an iPad producing works on aluminium approved by Eric Clapton, Dame Joan Collins and Sharron Davies MBE while Monaco royal Charlotte Casiraghi sought to ban a work from public view. Visually his work is identifiable through a process of flattening the three dimensional world and in a painterly manner which is deliberately not meticulous. McDonald''s brush work is confident, energetic and generous, the texture expressive with a positive and uplifting message across bold and vibrant universally recognised subject matter.
Growing up, living and working in the countryside Teddy McDonald understands the benefits of a life surrounded by nature and feels a close connection with the peace and harmony of the rural environment. McDonald's practice principles are eco design-led and he employs eco-friendly water-based paints [not tested on animals]. the artist's painting surfaces are also sustainable.
"I paint what I want to see, what makes me feel good and happy in life. Some say I paint 'sunshine vibes'. I like that description"
- Teddy McDonald
Brand collaborations include projects for an official Ferrari dealer, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars London and the Royal Agricultural University and original works by Teddy McDonald have been exhibited at Masterpiece London, Chelsea Harbour Hotel, London, Conde Nast HQ at Vogue House London and in New York and LA. Since 2021, McDonald moved to online exhibitions producing an annual show visible globally from our Viewing Room.
Today, Teddy McDonald's work is held in private collections in the US, UK and Europe alongside original works by Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, KAWS, Jonas Wood, Damien Hirst and Roy Lichtenstein.
Press & Media
Teddy McDonald has appeared on television with Sky News providing debate on contemporary art. He also commentated live for Sky News outside broadcast of the wedding of HRH Princess Eugenie. In print and online, Teddy McDonald has been featured/mentioned in the following selected publications from the UK, USA & Australia
People magazine | GQ | E! News | Tatler | Blouin Art Info | Hello! | BBC Radio | The Daily Mail
South Florida Luxury Times | news.com.au | EricClapton.com | The Daily Express | The Oxford Mail | Perspective