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
Dutch Loaf View details
Dutch Loaf2018oil on boardH:33cm W:41cmSoldLate Quartet View details
Late Quartet2018oil on boardH:35cm W:60cmSoldBaker's Cloth View details
Baker's Cloth2018oil on canvasH:33cm W:42cmSoldAssembly View details
Assembly2018oil on canvasH:35cm W:61cm£3,850J.B.'S Doppelganger, Michael Wildman, Photographer View details
J.B.'S Doppelganger, Michael Wildman, Photographer2015oil on boardH:42cm W:32cm£1,750Self Study View details
Self Study2018oil on canvasH:23cm W:32cmReservedWhite House, Civita View details
White House, Civita2015oil on paperH:21cm W:22cmSoldLake District, Bassenthwaite View details