Luis McDonald is a painter and also a passionate photographer and fashion designer.
He won his first drawing competition at the age of seven and began his studies in art at fifteen at Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes (National School of Fine Arts). After finishing his military duties in the Navy he soon moved into fashion after obtaining a scholarship from winning a drawing competition on national television.
He has received several prizes including scholarship to study at Miami International University of Art & Design (former International Fine Arts College) where he received two Honour Mention awards from "Air France" and "Art-Deco Period" drawing contests.
McDonald also attended the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, Centre de formation Professionelle des Arts de La Mode, FORMAMOD in Paris and Instituto Tecnologico Mercy Jacquez in Dominican Republic.
Soon after finishing his studies in Paris, Luis McDonald moved to London where he had the chance to meet with some of the elite designers and artist in the British scene including the design team for Belville Sassoon one of Princess Diana favorite couture houses, London based Italian menswear designer Avi Rossini and Welsh painter Andrew Vicari (His fortune was valued at £92 million in 2006 by the Sunday Times Rich List making him Britain's richest living painter).
Luis McDonald consider himself being influenced by great painters like: Jean-Michel Basquiat, Salvador Dali, Leonardo da Vinci, Henri Matisse, Pierre Auguste Renoir, Pablo Picasso, Frida Kahlo, Vela Zanetti, Diego Velazquez, Raphael and Michelangelo just to mention a few of his favorite masters.
The metaphor that his artworks divulge has been recognized by the main stream-media all over the world. His creations are highly valued by private collectors spread across the glove including in United States, Europe, Asia and Latin America.
Luis McDonald is a Dominican born American-British artist and he is fluent in several languages including English, Spanish, French and Portuguese.