John MacDonald, Mt. Hope Moonrise, 20 x 36, oil

John MacDonald, Still Water, 16x12, oil on panel

John MacDonald, Last Touch, 12x16, oil on panel

John MacDonald, Summer Moonlight, 10x8, oil

John MacDonald, Spring Bloom, 24x36, oil

John MacDonald, Beach Shimmer, 12x18, oil on panel

John MacDonald, The Hoosic After Monet, 12x16, oil

John MacDonald, Solstice Sunset, 12x16, oil on panel

Referring to his work in terms of contemplative landscapes, John MacDonald’s love of realism is directly tied to his love of the craft of painting. To create an illusion of space, form, light, and atmosphere that carries an emotional charge, all from mere fluid dabs and smears of oil paints, is a endless challenge and a perpetual joy for him. Influenced by the American tonalists and the classic “mountain and rivers” poets of China, John strives to say as much as possible with as little as possible–to subtly suggest rather than to overtly describe. His subject matter is the mood that arises from the ego-less contemplation of landscape, a mood of not-knowing that leaves some mystery in a painting, something unresolved that allows the viewer to explore the painting and make discoveries within it.

Warm Springs Gallery

12 Katydid Trail
Warm Springs, VA 24484

Gallery & Cafe Hours

April 1 – December 31, 2022
Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday
11 am – 3 pm

Currently closed for the winter


Ninth Annual Bath County
Plein Air Festival

September 26 – October 2, 2022

For seven days artists will paint picturesque scenes throughout Bath County. Visitors and locals will have the unique opportunity to observe artists as they paint on location.