Donald Manson paints predominately landscapes and still lifes. His landscapes are based on things seen on travel throughout the UK. He sometimes combines images and ideas to produce a single work. Sometimes his pictures merge still life and landscape.
Donald Manson has exhibited at the Royal Glasgow Institute, Royal Scottish Academy, together with the Fine Art Society, Billcliffe Gallery and Open Eye Gallery in Scotland. He has also shown with several galleries in England.
He is interested in painting a moment in time whether that is depicting an ascending moon, a comet in an evening sky or a summer shower. He derives much interest in the changing seasons and associated ideas, which be brings to his picture making
1948 Born in Ayr
Attended Glasgow School of Art where he was taught by David Donald, James D. Robertson, Duncan Shanks and Alexander Goudie. Awarded post graduate year in 1971.
1969 Attended Hospitalfield College, Arbroath and was tutored by Jack Know.