Artist, Eleanor Joy McDonald (Splashes of Gold).

Eleanor’s love of nature, inspired by her mother during her formative years on the farm, is evident in her paintings. As a young mother herself, Eleanor pursued her artistic endeavours with formal instruction in London, Kitchener, and Buckhorn. Her working career involved business administration and court reporting.

After Eleanor and her husband served on Bonaire, Caribbean Netherlands, for 11 years with TWR, she created, “Colour the ABCs” depicting the island’s coral reefs and scuba diving, animals, birds, trees and people. Unfortunately, this colouring book is no longer available. The title became incorrect in 2010 when Bonaire joined with Sint Eustatius and Saba. They became known as the BES Islands, Caribbean Netherlands.

She later authored Little Dutch Isle which is available on Amazon.  

A children’s book, Mrs. Twigadoon, is also available on Amazon in paperback, e-book, and audio in both English and French.

Eleanor’s latest book is The CAREGIVER’S Cookbook — created for people who can’t boil water without burning it but have suddenly been thrust into the role of caregiver, needing to prepare meals for their loved one. This HOW-TO cookbook will also save the bacon of students on a budget!

Being a painter of whatever is lovely, it is no surprise that Eleanor concurs with Art Critic Father Anthony Brankin’s incisive conclusion regarding abstract art:

  • “The subliminal message in every confused and misshapen piece of modern architecture, art, music, or drama is that there is no God.”

Beauty is recognizable across cultures, across centuries”– Tucker Carlson




Check out her husband’s website – – for uplifting material.

Lloyd’s teaching is also available on your favourite podcast app under the title, A closer look at God’s Word.