Dale McDonnell

Dale McDonnell

PO Box 775
Cerrillos, NM 87010

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(612) 201-2317



Dale McDonnell is an impressionistic landscape painter. The Impressionist painters, especially Monet and Van Gogh have provided inspiration for Dale, and through his paintings he provides his own impression of nature. “Nature has a spiritual quality and its colors captivate and inspire me everyday.”

McDonnell utilizes soft pastels for his paintings with undercoats of acrylic and pumice, he then utilizes an archival varnish to fix the painting and often mounts the painting onto a board. Dale’s use of nontraditional techniques through the manipulation of pastel, acrylic and pumice brings variety and texture to his paintings.

Dale moved to New Mexico from downtown Minneapolis in 2012 where he and his partner built a home and studio on a small mesa west of Madrid (south of Santa Fe). “The serenity and beauty of the landscape of New Mexico and the west provide continuous inspiration for my work”. Dale’s paintings are based on photos that he has taken throughout the southwest and through other travels around the world.