Donald McIntyre (1923 - 2009) was born in Yorkshire of Scottish parents and spent the most memorable years of his childhood in the west of Scotland. He studied painting under James Wright, RSW, at Garelochhead. Qualifying as a dentist in Glasgow he remained in that profession until the age of forty, when he left dentistry to become a full time painter.
He was a member of the Royal Cambrian Academy, the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour, the Royal Society of Marine Artists, and the Pastel Society. His reputation as an upholder of the ‘Scottish Colourist’ tradition has made his work collectable well beyond North Wales where he made his home for more than 40 years. For many years he would set out in his campervan, supported by his wife Lauren, to the furthest reaches of the UK. He would make numerous studies on his travels, bringing them back to his studio where they would form the basis of his paintings. He exhibited at Attic Gallery for many years
Donald McIntyre died on 13th January 2009. Despite ill health, his devotion to his painting continued until the end.
Royal Academy; Royal Scottish Academy, Royal Society of Marine Artists; Royal Institute of Oil Painters: Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour
Public Collections include:
National Library of Wales, Welsh Contemporary Art Society, Welsh Arts Council, University of St Andrews, Atkinson Art Gallery, Southport, Newport Art Gallery.
Private Collections include:
HRH the Duke of Edinburgh; Robert Fleming Holdings, plc; Rt. Hon. James Callaghan, PC; Dr. Charles Chalmers Burns; numerous collections in UK, Europe and USA.