Brooklyn, Wellington


Mark McDonald was born in rural Taranaki where his family owned a dairy farm.


From an early age Mark was drawn to art, " I can still remember the first pad I ever used...in fact I think I have it hidden away in the bottom draw....it was full of cartoon sketches that I did back at primary school." The influence of the Taranaki landscape was to be evident in much of his earlier work which was predominately silkscreen prints. In the late 1980's Mark became well known for his vibrant, moody prints of Mt. Taranaki. When Mark was in his early 30's he and his wife, Jenny, decided on a change of career and took up a Share-milking position in Ashburton on the Canterbury plains.



Originals and prints available by contacting Mark