Profile: John MacDonald
John MacDonald shared with us thoughts on his lifetime of creativity—the stunning sunsets of the open vistas of Indiana which inspired him growing up, his twenty years of illustration work in New York, and, now, his return to full time fine art landscape painting. MacDonald's work is in both private and museum collections across the United States. He has been featured in multiple national arts publications and now shares his skills and inspiration with students, teaching workshops throughout the year.
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