Donald Teskey was born in Co. Limerick and graduated from Limerick College of Art and Design with a Diploma in Fine Art in 1978. Since 1992 he has crafted out a substantial body of work as a painter of landscape and more recently the ruggedness of the western seaboard. Sometimes working on a very large scale, his images reflect his response to the formal elements of composition; shape, form and fall of light. The result are powerful images of instantly recognisable parts of the Irish landscape with large abstract passages and surfaces which articulate the relentless energetic and elemental force of nature.
Teskey became a member of the Royal Hibernian Academy in 2003 and was elected a member of Aosdána in 2006. Teskey’s work has been exhibited in the UK, USA, Canada, China, Germany, France, Finland and South Africa. His work can be found in various collections including the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Arts Council of Ireland, Hunt Museum Limerick, Limerick City Art Gallery, The Office of Public Works as well as corporate and private collections worldwide.