Donald Myall studied painting and illustration at North-east Essex School of Art, Colchester, and learnt plant drawing with the late John Nash R.A. He now works as a painter and printmaker, having spent some years as a freelance illustrator. He takes nature as his source, finding there a store of forms and relationships and a drama which cannot be invented.
His book illustrations include ‘The Book of the Rose’ (MacDonald, 1980), ‘A Walk Through the Seasons’ (Methuen), ‘Success with Houseplants’ (Readers` Digest), with contributions to many more.
He has held one-man shows at the Illustrators` Art Gallery, London; The Honor Oak Gallery; The Beecroft Art Gallery, Westcliff-on-Sea; Hylands House (Chelmsford City Council); Taliesin Gallery, Swansea; and at many other galleries, both public and private. His work has been exhibited at the Royal Academy, the Bankside Open Print Exhibition, with The Society of Wood Engravers, The Society of Wildlife Artists and Christie`s Contemporary Art, Cambridge. He had work shown with the British International Miniature Print Exhibition, 1989 and 1994.
Some of his paintings and wood engravings have been purchased for public collections.