'Royal Love'

In 2016, McDonald became the first contemporary artist to create an artwork in collaboration with members of the British royal family

  • artist McDonald teddy painting with HRH Princess Eugenie and Beatrice at Royal Lodge Windsor 2016
  • artist McDonald teddy Royal love painting with HRH Princess Eugenie and Beatrice

    'Royal Love'

    140 x 140 cm, acrylic on canvas

     

    McDonald began painting 'Royal Love' in Eaton Square, London in the late spring of 2016.  The artwork was later moved to the Royal Lodge, Great Windsor Park to be completed by McDonald with HRH Princess Beatrice, HRH Princess Eugenie and Sarah, Duchess of York.

     

    The artist asked the members of the British royal family how the painting made them feel and to place their spontaneous thoughts on the canvas using paint markers and brushes.

     

    Key to Royal works,

    Top: Sarah, Duchess of York

    Bottom Left: HRH Princess Beatrice

    Bottom Right: HRH Princess Eugenie

  • The painting was exhibited at Masterpiece London in June 2016 and sold at a private dinner.  The artist donated all proceeds from the sale to a children's charity.

     

    *During this time, McDonald was known professionally as 'Teddy M'

    *Contrary to some press reports at the time, the artist was not a family friend of the royals.

     

    PRESS 
    British GQ magazine - UK & European Exclusive
    People magazine - US Exclusive
    Tatler magazine - full page, "Royal Graffiti"
    Hello! magazine - "a gorgeous masterpiece"