ARTIST BIO

 

 

 

 

Independent Artist Teddy McDonald has established himself as an individualist attracting global icons, luxury brands and blue-chip art collectors.

 

 

 

 

Teddy's paintings and drawings feature recurring iconography and symbolism, the female form, Italian life and nature. Presented as minimalist, raw and loosely rendered works often deliberately creased and crumpled, each work communicates a sense of sunshine-tinted escapism through a universal visual language.

 

 

 

 

Profiled by GQ magazine in 2015 as 'The Artist's Artist' and again in 2016 as 'The Artist to Watch,' Teddy's work was described as 'colourful and contentious' while noting his uniquely recognisable style as he interchanges between painting on canvas, paper and with an iPad. Teddy's colourful paintings acknowledge the influence of David Hockney, Alexander Calder and Alex Katz while his drawings in oil pastel on lightweight papers nod towards Basquiat. Teddy's wider use of little more than the essential lines is a reference to Matisse.

 

 

 

 

Teddy has been approached with commercial commissions by luxury brands including TAG Heuer, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars London, Dick Lovett Ferrari and Bamford Watch Department.

 

 

 

 

Teddy McDonald formally established his professional art practice in 2011.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXHIBITIONS [past 10 yrs]

 

2023 - Viewing Room | Solo 

2022 - Viewing Room | Solo

2021 - Viewing Room | Solo

2019 - Viewing Room | Solo

2017 - Range Rover art car, London

2016 - Masterpiece London

2016 - Chelsea Harbour Hotel, London | Solo

2015 - Vogue House, Hanover Sq, London

2015 - New York City, USA | Solo

2014 - West Hollywood, USA | Group


exhibitions older than 10 yrs have been archived
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SELECTED MEDIA 

 

'Brilliant on air, a natural' - senior editor, SKY News

SKY News - guest commentator, a royal wedding

SKY News - guest, live from the 'glass box' studio

BBC Radio - various interviews

E! News

GQ magazine  [3 x publications]

Tatler magazine

People magazine

Hello! magazine

The Daily Mail

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LAPO ELKANN

 

 

Teddy wishes to thank FIAT heir Lapo Elkann, grandson of the iconic Italian industrialist Gianni Agnelli, for his patronage.

 

 

 

Lapo Elkann was the first blue-chip art collector to purchase Teddy's original work and before the artist had received any notable recognition. 

 

 

 

In Lapo Elkann's private art collection multiple works by Teddy share space alongside significant original works by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and many other masters of contemporary art.

 

 

 

Lapo Elkann with a commissioned painting by Teddy McDonald

photo (c) Teddy McDonald

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DYLAN JONES OBE

 

 

Teddy also wishes to thank Dylan Jones, author and editor of The London Evening Standard and former editor of British GQ magazine. 

 

 

 

Dylan Jones discovered Teddy's work and invited him to Vogue House for a meeting following which Teddy received three separate features in GQ magazine during 2015 and 2016.

 

 

 

At Dylan Jones request, Teddy loaned a painting for display at Conde Nast's iconic Vogue House headquarters in Hanover Square, London.

 

 

 

As a teenager, Teddy would say to himself he would one day feature in GQ...

 

 

 

Dylan Jones at Vogue House with 'Yum Yum' painting by Teddy McDonald

photo (c) Teddy McDonald

 

 

 

 

 

TEDDY McDONALD

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