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Gallery Debut

This month, September 2016, I begin what I expect will be a productive relationship with the Castlegate House Gallery in Cockermouth, Cumbria. They’ve homed in on my core interests, the figure and portrait work. Counterpoints   Portobello Princess Interlude  See the … Continue reading

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Box Office Open!

Tickets are on sale  for my live painting demo, May 22nd 2016, Marcliffe Hotel, Aberdeen. Proceeds will support two humblingly admirable causes, Medecins Sans Frontiers and Archway. Hope to see you there!    

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Winter Exhibitions 2015

I enjoyed a productive few weeks painting in Italy this summer. Working in and around the historic cradle of plein-air painting, Civita Castellana, and as an Artist in Residence of the world renowned JSS in Civita summer school, I was in … Continue reading

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Thank You!

I just wanted to break the silence and express my gratitude to all those who have commissioned a portrait from me. Looking back over a particularly busy couple of years I feel I’ve been unbelievably lucky with my clients. Whether inviting me to paint … Continue reading

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Royal Society of Portrait Painters, 2015

There’s much to enjoy at this year’s RP exhibition, running until May 1st at the Mall Galleries, London. Exploring the virtues of an impromptu pose, a single light source and a limited palette is my contribution, Interlude. I’m pleased that it was shortlisted … Continue reading

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Artists and Illustrators, Troubleshooting for Beginners

Last year I was pleased to have three features published in Artists and Illustrators Magazine. Here are the complete, unedited versions. True Colours A tour of any art fair or open exhibition reveals that one field of enquiry persists and thrives … Continue reading

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Portrait Demo

I’ll be braving the Easter crowds in Castle Douglas this Saturday with a live portrait demonstration at the McGill Duncan Art Gallery, to launch… My Sky Arts portrait of Michael Kerr will be on show… as will one of my AP … Continue reading

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Exploratory studies for McCoy Commission. (Timelapse filmed for ‘Portrait Artist of the Year’)

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Fresh from the Sky Arts cutting room floor

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Work For Sale

If you’re curious about buying something of mine, just drop me a line in the comments below, or email me at ewanmcclure@yahoo.com and I’ll give you a link to a folder of available work. (There’s too much to post here.) … Continue reading

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Mixed Exhibition, Glasgow

Slim pickings on the exhibiting front this winter, as I’ve been a bit preoccupied with this adventure: But a handful of my paintings can be found along with an eclectic mix of 19th Century, 20th Century and contemporary artists, at … Continue reading

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Fashion – Thought for the day

I’ll try to make it a rule that I blog in my own words, if I blog at all. But please forgive this rare exception: Bryan Magee on the philosopher Karl Popper. (lifted from Popper’s facebook page) Karl Popper “Another … Continue reading

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Artists and Illustrators Interview

  Note – ignore the footnote. This was some years ago!

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Commissioning a Portrait FAQ’s

Do the subjects sit live or is the painting done from photos? My strong preference is to work from life, when possible. I’d like my growing body of work to be a record of more extended human encounters rather than … Continue reading

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The Art of Still Life

Group show, now showing at the McGill Duncan Gallery, Castle Douglas.

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Easel Words

Your face is new to me. May I paint it? I’m intrigued by the unique set of your features, styled with such conviction by hereditary happenstance.  I’m drawn to the expressive depth conferred by the passage of time and lived … Continue reading

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2 day Pop-up Studio, London.

More 1-2 hour portraits. The goal is to capture a likeness while the sitter is still alert and communicative.

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1-2 hour sketches

Two days, six portraits.

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Who’s Who?

There’s another Ewan McClure at large in Scottish Art. He’s not me and I’m not him. I hope that clears things up.    

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Spring Fling 2013

25th – 27th May, 2013, I’ll be based in Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries. Click here or contact me for more details.

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RSA Nov/Dec 2012

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Solo Exhibition, Gatehouse of Fleet

Been busy these last few weeks and am up to my eyes with framing. But please make your way to The Mill on the Fleet for a gander at my recent efforts. Show runs from Saturday 29th September to the end of … Continue reading

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Spring Fling 2012?

Although I’m not taking part in the official Spring Fling this year, I’ll have work in the McGill Duncan Gallery’s exhibition running from 12th May – 14th July. “Unknown Soldier”

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Experimental Departure

My two submissions to the Aberdeen Artists Annual Exhibition (Aberdeen Art Gallery, May 5th – June 9th) have been selected for exhibition. ‘Here’s Looking At Euclid’ and ‘Encounter,’ my experimental collision of easel painting and Pollock-inspired controlled accident. I originally intended … Continue reading

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