We are delighted to host Ewan McClure’s first solo exhibition at The Scottish Gallery. He is a painter of prodigious talent using oil paint in the Scottish tradition of Belle Peinture, so well represented in our history by both Glasgow Boys and Scottish Colourists. For subjects he chooses landscape, here of Sweden in particular: fresh, plein air studies; the figure: still, in movement, always psychologically animated, and still life/interior giving ample scope for original composition and play of light.
A fully illustrated catalogue introduces a new painter for whom the title genius seems quite appropriate. Click here to purchase the catalogue.
To the casual observer, a still life painter’s workday involves a surprising amount of arbitrary juggling with bric-a-brac. But amid the trial-and error process of setting up; principles of harmony and order are dimly suggesting themselves to the painter – there to be obeyed or defied. As an idea finally crystallises, every passage of space and form is understood to relate to every other, and the channelled excitement of painting can begin. Ewan McClure
Lichen Rocks View details
Lichen Rocks2018oil on boardH:26cm W:36cm£1,150Coastal Sketch View details
Coastal Sketch2018oil on canvasH:32cm W:50cmSoldDeep Blue Shallows View details
Deep Blue Shallows2018oil on canvasH:33cm W:49cm£1,550Stockholm Harbour View details
Stockholm Harbour2018oil on canvasH:34cm W:45cm£1,650Anchored View details
Anchored2018oil on canvasH:36cm W:47cm£1,650Evening Light, Stockholm Old Town View details
Evening Light, Stockholm Old Town2018oil on paperH:23cm W:36cmSoldFjäderholmarna View details
Fjäderholmarna2018oil on canvasH:50cm W:35cm£2,250Heavy Weather, Stockholm View details