McEwan, Angus ARWS

Elected to RSW 1995

Artists Statement

My work is currently about; Concealment, Revelation, Creativity, Travelling, Exploring, Illusionnism, Composition, Deception, Surface, discovery, Texture, Excitement, Arrangement, Old, Quality, Doubt, Simplicity, Exploration, Dark, Abstraction, Art, Colour, Accuracy, Serendipity, Mystery, Worn, Control, Destruction, New, Watercolour, Exasperation, Conservation, perspiration, Looking, Refined, Symbolic, Seeing, Interior, Levels, Playfulness, Drawing, Reducing, Calm, Light, Contemplation, History, Reverence, Shadows, Truth, Complexity, Experimentation, Openings, Form, Reactive, Enjoyment, Archive, Doors, Visual, Iconic, Recognition, Window, Nature, Incongruity, Layers, Ambiguity, Contradiction, Silence, but not necessarily all at once.


I went to Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee and did a degree in Fine Art followed by a Post Graduate Degree in Fine Art. I then achieved a Post Graduate certificate in Secondary Education at Aberdeenís Northern College, gaining a distinction. It was then I was approached to do some part-time teaching at Dundee College (2 days), leaving the rest of my week for painting.


2007 2nd Prize Kaupthing Singer & Friedlander/Sunday Times Watercolour Competition
2005 The Jean Blockley Prize, Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour
2004 John Gray Award, RSW
2002 Dianna King/Scottish Gallery Prize, RSA
1996 Alastair Salvesen Art Scholarship - Travel Award & Exhibition

Selected Exhibitions

2007 - Masters of Contemporary Realism, Winstanley-Roark Fine Arts, MA, USA
2006 - Fatherest West, solo show, Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh
2006 - Artists Kew, Kew Gardens, London
2005-2006 - Singer and Friedlander/The Sunday Times Watercolour Competition
2004 - Scratch the Surface - Solo Show - Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh
2002 - From Out Of The Shadows - Solo Show - Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh
1998 - Finalist Noble Grossart Painting Prize, RSA Edinburgh and Glasgow School Of Art
1997 - Chinese Whispers - Solo Show - Le Mur Vivantfine Art, London
1996 - Alastair Salvesen Travelling Scholarship - Solo Show - RSA, Edinburgh
1995, 1999 - Finalist, The Morrison Scottish Portrait Award Exhibition, RSA, Edinburgh

Public Collections

Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art Dundee, Permanent Collection
Dundee Art Galleries and Museums
Dundee City Council Chambers
Paintings in Hospitals
Quatar Royal Family
RSA Collection

Ernst & Young, Glasgow
Scottish Enterprise
Scottish Equitable
Historic Scotland
Perth Royal Infirmary

Also in Private Collections throughout UK, Norway, Holland, Australia and North America.

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