Sean mc Donnell is a passionate art maker, surfer and teacher. He was born in Wellington in 1977 to parents from Northern Ireland. He moved to the North Shore in Auckland at the age of 8 and remained there until his early 20’s. Sean now lives at Baylys Beach where he paints every day. 


“I use my artwork to express the feelings I have about the amazing beauty and brevity of life. I feel most alive and connected to the universe when I am making art. Nature is a huge inspiration and most of my works are centred around this theme. “

I often paint Plein-Air but also take photos on location and use these as a starting point in my art studio. I work intuitively letting the painting take on a life on its own.

Sean mc Donnell: Flower Galaxies

  • Medium:  Oil on board.

    Size: H: 500mm x W: 500mm x D: 30mm.

    Year Created: 2020