He continued his studies on a part-time basis, having been accepted into the Fine Arts programs at both UBC and Okanagan University College. In January 1992, he formally retired from business in order to pursue his aspirations as a fine artist.
As an active member of the Federation of Canadian Artists, Gary is involved in the arts community and has attended and organized workshops under the auspices of the Federation.
Paintings by Gary McDonald have been displayed at the Federation Gallery on Granville Island in Vancouver, the Tutt Gallery in Kelowna and in several FCA juried shows in Victoria as well as shows in the South Surrey/White Rock area. He and his wife Helene moved to Abbotsford in 2016.
"Spring Thaw" Acrylic 20" x 16"