1957 Born in Hannover, West Germany
1979 University of Stirling, BSc Hon. Biology
1985 Fellowship of the Institute of Medical Laboratory Sciences, with The Special Examination in Bacteriology, Paddington College of Technology
1982-present Part-time courses in Life Drawing and Screen Printing, Chichester, London, Falmouth & Dundee
1982-97 Worked as a Biomedical Scientist in Microbiology, holding a senior post at the University College Hospital in London from 1989-97
1997-2003 Ran own business as a stained glass artist in London, working to commission and for exhibitions in London, Ashbourne and St. Andrews
2003-present Living and working as a painter in Carnoustie, Scotland


1991 Commissioned to do large oil painting, which hangs in the waiting room of the Hospital for Tropical Diseases, London
1999 Bruton Street Gallery, Mayfair, London, Summer Exhibition
2000 Ashbourne Gallery, British Contemporary Glass Society Show
2004 St. Andrew's Museum Cathedral Project, 'Pilgrims Exhibition'
2005 St Andrews Bay Hotel, Celebration of Art, fundraising art auction for High School of Dundee Patrons' Association
2006-10 Eduardo Alessandro Studios, Broughty Ferry, Dundee, and represented by them at the Glasgow Art Fair and the Affordable Art Fair, London
2009 Discover Art 2009 collaboration between the High School of Dundee and Eduardo Alessandro Studios, Broughty Ferry
2012-13 Iona House Gallery, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, 'Scottish Art'
2016 W. Gordon Smith Award Exhibition, Dovecot Gallery, Edinburgh
Kilmorack Gallery, Beauly, Inverness-shire, Spring Exhibition
2018 Tatha Gallery, Newport on Tay, Fife, Winter Show
Kilmorack Gallery, Beauly, Inverness-shire, Christmas Exhibition
2019 Kilmorack Gallery, Beauly, Inverness-shire, Summer Show
Royal Scottish Academy of Art & Architecture, Edinburgh, 193rd Annual & Open Exhibition
Featured Artist in 'Birds of a Feather', Stone Sparrow NYC, New York
2020 Stone Sparrow NYC, group show of women artists, ‘The Unseen’
Stone Sparrow NYC, two artist couples in ‘Parallel Universe’
Fidra Fine Art, Gullane, E. Lothian, Scotland: Winter Show
2021 Talon Gallery, Portland, Oregon, USA: ‘Ascent’
Stone Sparrow NYC, group show, “Beautiful Things”
KP Projects Gallery, Los Angeles, California, USA: ‘Sanctum’
2022 Beinart Gallery, Melbourne, Australia, ‘Symbiosis’ 6-28/8/22
Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, USA, 5/11-3/12/22 hosting the Beautiful Bizarre Magazine International Art Exhibition ‘Halcyon Days'


2016 The Times, Scottish Edition, January 18th 2016 by Giles Sutherland, W. Gordon Smith Painting Competition, Dovecot Gallery, Edinburgh painting-competition.html Scotland on Sunday, January 10th 2016, by Susan Mansefield, W. Gordon Smith Award seeks to champion neglected art of painting
2020 American Art Collector Magazine, issue 179, September 2020, p. 60-62 Collector’s Focus: Landscapes
American Art Collector Magazine, issue 182, December 2020, p. 78-79 Upcoming Show Preview for Stone Sparrow NYC 11/18-12/24: Carolynda Macdonald Birds of Paradise
2021 Beautiful Bizarre Magazine, Issue 33, June 2021 p. 22-31 Alan & Carolynda Macdonald Artist+Artist


Carolynda Macdonald’s paintings are in public and private collections, including: Hospital for Tropical Diseases, UCLH Arts, (Art UK)