Teddy McDonald contemporary artist painting Ed Sheeran Kenton Cool Everest summit British royal family

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    STUDIO OF TEDDY McDONALD

    est. 2011

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  • Testimonials

    Testimonials

    "I love your work!"

    Lapo Elkann

    "I think you are very talented"

    Tommy Hilfiger

    "The Artist to Watch"

    GQ magazine

    "I will expose your painting in the Ferrari design centre"

    Flavio Manzoni

    "We always appreciate your genuine approach

    and your work speaks for itself"

    Michael & Lindsay Lohan

  • Artist Biography

    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' [2011] 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.

     

  • Artist Interview

    May 2022

  • 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

     

     

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