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To my dear subscribers – sorry to have completely neglected this site! I want you to be the first to have a browse of the sparkling new ewanmcclure.com where you can preview work for my forthcoming solo exhibition, Gravity and Light, at … Continue reading
In 1883, at 23 years of age, Sir James Guthrie painted his masterpiece To Pastures New. Growing up, I was always arrested by this work during my weekly visits to Aberdeen Art Gallery. The natural light, coarse canvas and chiselled modelling … Continue reading
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
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!
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
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
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
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
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
If you’re curious about buying something of mine, just drop me a line in the comments below, or email me at email@example.com and I’ll give you a link to a folder of available work. (There’s too much to post here.) … Continue reading
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
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
Note – ignore the footnote. This was some years ago!
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
Group show, now showing at the McGill Duncan Gallery, Castle Douglas.
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
More 1-2 hour portraits. The goal is to capture a likeness while the sitter is still alert and communicative.
Two days, six portraits.
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.
25th – 27th May, 2013, I’ll be based in Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries. Click here or contact me for more details.
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