S T E V E   M C D O N A L D 

Steve Mcdonald is an established Toronto/Canadian artist who has been exhibiting and creating work across Canada, India, Italy, Scotland and Indonesia for the past twenty years. Steve is represented worldwide by the Illozoo illustration Agency. He graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design with a diploma in Editorial Illustration in 1992. His work has appeared in many publications and he has held numerous shows in Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, and India. Steve's work consists of small on-site studies that are usually done with pencil/chalk on colored paper and large format studio work which is usually done with pencil & charcoal/chalk with acrylic washes on paper. Recently he has become known for creating unique digital manipulations of photographs as well as his own drawings and paintings. These are released as limited edition archival prints or utilized in print or web media. His work can be found in many corporate collections ( Scotia Bank, Manu-Life, OliverFinancial, Caladonia ) as well as a large number of private collections. Steve has also gained a lot of attention for his highly detailed ‘ bird’s eye view ‘ renderings of villages, cities and rural scenes as well as his compositions of machinery and his popular flying vehicle series. Steve presently lives in Bali, Indonesia and when not in his studio working can be found surfing the waves around the island with one of his two daughters.  

Steve is currently working on a series of coloring books of his line drawings which will be published by Chronicle Books in 2015 & 2016.  They are titled FANTASTIC CITIES, FANTASTIC STRUCTURES and FANTASTIC COLLECTIONS. Look for them in a book store near you !

FANTASTIC CITIES is now available for pre-order on amazon and other major retailers. Release date is August 2015.


PRESS LIST (LINKS)

http://www.chroniclebooks.com/blog/2015/04/06/chronicle-coloring-books-for-grown-ups-adults/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=chronicle-coloring-books-for-grown-ups
http://inhabitat.com/fantastic-cities-is-an-architecture-themed-coloring-book-for-adults/
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http://arquicomics.tumblr.com/
http://livemodern.com/designblogs/73e9b8708ca9430fd1d44ebe119c905f/
http://www.housebeautiful.com/lifestyle/fun-at-home/news/a3608/architecture-coloring-book/
http://www.awesomeinventions.com/coloring-book-cities/
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https://www.toovia.com/posts/2015/apr/09/0.13503.615200486143885322
http://www.citylab.com/navigator/2015/04/a-coloring-book-for-city-lovers/390300/
https://fnews.com/a-coloring-book-for-city-lovers-lta1
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http://designtaxi.com/news/374586/Coloring-Book-For-Adults-Features-Intricate-Aerial-Views-Of-Cities-Architecture/
http://www.blogher.com/snippets/im-already-sharpening-my-crayons
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http://anitadimarco.blogspot.com/2015/04/paisagem-arte-cultura-colorindo-as.html
http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/fantastic-cities-architectural-coloring-book-for-adults
http://theculturetrip.com/europe/articles/the-culture-column-16-april-2015/
http://news.easybranches.com/artistry-an-extremely-detailed-coloring-book-for-architecture-lovers/
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http://mlt.io/morelike/552729ac2ae899a4f311c527/Love-Architecture?-Preorder-This-Coloring-Book-for-Adults-%E2%80%94-Design-News
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http://www.manandplace.com/
http://jaxshots.com/fantastic-cities-an-exquisite-architectural-coloring-book-for-creative-stressed-out-adults/
http://jaxshots.com/tag/steve-mcdonald/
https://www.titirez.ro/stiri-imobiliare/fantastic-cities-o-carte-de-colorat-pentru-aduli_2669
http://culturacolectiva.com/fantastic-cities-un-libro-para-colorear-dedicado-los-adultos/
http://art-sheep.com/?p=17965
http://www.athenna.com/coloring-book-for-adults-features-intricate-aerial-views-of-cities-architecture/athenna/web_design/design-foz/
http://weburbanist.com/2015/04/18/fantastic-cities-48-page-urban-coloring-book-for-adults/
http://360photography.in/?p=20344
https://spacegroup.passle.net/post/102ceyu/fantastic-cities
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http://sanfrancisco.urbdezine.com/2015/04/20/fantastic-cities-is-a-coloring-book-for-grown-ups-citylab/
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http://theawesomer.com/fantastic-cities-coloring-book/317528/
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http://www.interiordesign2015.com/amazing-ideas/wonderful-cities-48-web-page-urban-coloring-book-created-for-grownups/
http://www.athenna.com/coloring-book-for-adults-features-intricate-aerial-views-of-cities-architecture/athenna/web_design/design-foz/
http://www.archdaily.com/623972/fantastic-cities-a-coloring-book-of-real-and-imagined-cities-from-around-the-world/
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http://blog.360dgrs.nl/design/fantastic-cities
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http://www.zontanevotospitimou.com/news/fantastiko-poleis-toy-steve-mcdonald/
http://www.maxitendance.com/2015/04/album-a-colorier-fantastic-cities-architecture.html
https://contemporary.d3.ru/comments/718714
http://www.tonguemag.com/recorriendo-el-mundo-a-traves-de-un-libro-conoce-fantastic-cities/
http://www.ryot.org/coloring-book-for-adults-fantastic-cities-steve-mcdonald/930579
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http://www.coolthings.com/fantastic-cities-coloring-book/ 
http://blog.zoombook.com/steve-mcdonalds-worlds-of-fantastic-cars-and-cities-to-colour/
http://deconauta.blogspot.com.es/2015/04/un-libro-para-colorear-fantastic-cities.html
http://www.zontanevotospitimou.com/news/fantastiko-poleis-toy-steve-mcdonald

 

 

SHOW HISTORY ( SELECTED EXHIBITIONS )

2013 Ontario: Here and There, Evergreen Brickworks, Toronto

2012 Drawnonward in Creemore, Station on the Green, Creemore

2012 Ontario Distilled, Evergreen Brickworks, Toronto

2012 Drawnonward, Arta Gallery, Toronto

2011 McDonald, Marshak and Saley, Arta Gallery, Toronto

2011 Wild Ontario, Evergreen Brickworks, Toronto

2011 Lake Effects ( Drawnonward ) , Arta Gallery , Toronto 

2011 More Views From The Valley, Curiosity House Gallery, Creemore

2010 Impressions from the Canoe, Woman’;s Art Institute, Yorkville

2010 Art From Algonquin Park, Steamwhistle Roundhouse, Toronto

2010 Drawnonward, Engine Gallery, Toronto

2009 Rural Roots, Woman’s Art Institute, Yorkville

2009 Views from the valley, Curiosity House Gallery, Creemore

2008 Drawnonward, Level Gallery, Collingwood

2008 Himalayan views, Hanifil Centre, Mussoorie, India 

2007 Nuna Kajjaarnaqtuq: The Arctic Sessions, Lennox Contemporary 

2006 New Works, The Spoke Club, Toronto

2005 New Works, Wagner Rosenbaum Gallery, Toronto

2004 The Highlands, Wagner Rosenbaum Gallery, Toronto

2003 Perspectives, Wagner Rosenbaum Gallery, Toronto

2003 Steve Mcdonald:new work on paper, Level Gallery, Toronto

2002 Level Gallery, Collingwood

2002 6, Wagner Rosenbaum Gallery, Toronto

2001 Level gallery, Collingwood

2001 Celebrating Works of Canadian Art with HRH The Prince of Wales,
Gooderham & Worts Complex

2000 Into the Yukon, Wagner Rosenbaum Gallery, Toronto

2000 Gallerie D'Avingnon, Montreal

1999 Le Paysage Qui Nous Parle, Windsor Station, Montreal

1999 Le Paysage Qui Nous Parle, York Quay Gallery, Toronto

1999 Where We Are, Arcadia Gallery, Toronto

1998 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Natham Phillip's Square

1998 Reverence Lost ?,Wagner Rosenbaum Gallery, Toronto

1998 Drawnonward, Wagner Rosenbaum Gallery, Toronto

1997 Bold Spirits, The Four Seasons Gallery, Vancouver 

1997 Bold Spirits, Wagner Rosenbaum Gallery, Toronto

1996 Tales Upon Black Water,Wagner Rosenbaum Gallery, Toronto

ADDITIONAL PROJECTS

 

Artist-in-residence, Green School, Bali  2015

-Artist-in-residence , Adventure Canada , Heart of the Arctic and Greenland expedition , Labrador expedition , Newfoundland Arts Float expedition . 2006-2010
-One year (2007/2008) intensive study in Northern India. 
-Arctic Artist- CBC News :Sunday, film by Eric Foss
-Tales Upon Blackwater, CD ROM
-Into The Yukon, Online Documentary, by Ian Giles
-Seven Painters,Seven Places,CBC film documentary by Andy Keen
-Urban Art Trans-Ad , Canada wide public billboard gallery project